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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Metropolitan Division Wins All-Star Game

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The Central Division didn’t do so great. Plus, a look at ice conditions around the league, and players are still hoping to go to the Olympics in 2018.

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game - Central vs. Pacific Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

During the All-Star Game yesterday, Tyler Seguin picked up two assists for the Central Division, but it wasn’t enough to help his team beat the Pacific.

But don’t worry, the Central players didn’t take the loss too hard.

Thanks to the @lakings and the city of Los Angeles for hosting a great #nhlallstar weekend! Back to dally

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In the afternoon’s second tilt, the Metropolitan squad beat the Atlantic.

And then, in the final matchup, the Metropolitan Division squeaked by the Pacific.

Thanks to his three goals, Wayne Simmonds won MVP honors (and, of course, a car).

There’s plenty more coverage at the NHL’s website, and you can check out some of the best social media moments here.

There won’t be any games tonight, but the Stars will be back at practice this afternoon.

While you wait for Stars hockey to return, here are a few more pics of Tyler Seguin from this weekend.

Sean Shapiro chats with Matej Stransky, who’s representing the Texas Stars at the AHL All-Star Classic. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]

The AHL’s Skills Competition was last night, and here’s the schedule for tonight’s festivities.

Players at the All-Star Game—including Tyler Seguin—sounded off on the possibility of ending the shootout. [The Hockey News]

The Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin pointed out his team’s brutal 3-on-3 record this season and wondered if nixing shootouts was thus a bad idea, but he was mainly kidding.

“I do enjoy 3-on-3, so if I can find a way to transition that in real games when they mean something when guys are a team, then yeah, I’d like to see that,” he said. “But we’ve had one shootout game in the last 88 or 87 games. We just set a record. So I think the 3-on-3 is working. So many games are ending that way.”

The NHL’s got Bieber jokes.

While in town for the All-Star Game, P.K. Subban had the chance to check out the NHL Centennial Fan Arena. [NHL]

Players around the league are still hoping they’ll be at the 2018 Olympics. [Sportsnet]

Arena ice conditions haven’t been great this season, and there’s no easy answer for what to do about that. [The Hockey News]

And finally, Mike Modano poses with a few other greats.