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Wednesday Links: Stars Notch Their First Win

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Dallas improved to a 1-2-0 record after beating the Detroit Red Wings. Hitchcock is now tied for 3rd all time in wins, plus Vegas wins (again) and the Avalanche have a new AHL affiliate.

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After experiencing a rough start to the season, the Dallas stars finally managed to punch a hole in the win column; the Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 last night in what was Ben Bishop’s first full game as a Dallas Star.

In case you couldn’t catch the game, here are some of the goal highlights:

The most goal of the night belongs, without question, to Mattias Janmark:

With this victory, Ken Hitchock is now tied with Al Arbour for the third most wins in NHL history at 782. He got here faster too:

The Stars also took the time out of the evening to honor Trevor Daley, who played his first game in Dallas since he was traded two years ago:


Post-Game

Mike Heika gives his recap of the game, plus quotes from Hitchcock and some of the players. [Sportsday DFW]

Sean Shapiro argues Remi Elie is just what the Stars needed, and Tyler Pitlick wasn’t too shabby as well. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]

Tyler Seguin spoke to Razor and Luds about his game last night plus the performance of some of his newest teammates:

And here’s Hitchcock in his post-game conference:

In case those weren’t enough for you, Mark Stepneski has got you covered with even more post-game quotes. [Between the Blue Lines]


Around the League

The Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House yesterday to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory. [NHL]

Ryan Lambert pegs Stars prospect Jake Oettinger as the best candidate to upset Tanner Jaillet for the Mike Richter Award this year, which is given annually to the top NCAA goalie. [Yahoo Sports]

This was just one of the man ways the Vegas Golden Knights honored the victims of the Las Vegas shooting last night:

Speaking of Vegas, it’s official: James Neal is unstoppable.

Vegas look pretty unstoppable too; they improved to a 3-0-0 record after dismantling the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 in the franchise’s very first home game.

Lyle Richardson gives an update on Andreas Athanasiou of the Red Wings, the only RFA who hasn’t signed a deal this year. [The Hockey News]

The Islanders continue their search for a permanent home, setting their eyes on building an arena at Belmont Park. [NHL]

Nolan Patrick scored his first NHL goal last night against the Nashville Predators:

Nashville, unfortunately, went on to win the game 6-5. It was actually a good night for the Central division, as Chicago and St. Louis also picked up W’s.

Jared Clinton looks at 5 players who have a lot to prove this season. [The Hockey News]

Finally, the Colorado Eagles will officially become the AHL’s 31st franchise next year. They will replace the San Antonio Rampage as the Colorado Avalanche’s AHL affiliate. [Mile High Hockey]