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The Stars are now above .500 after last night’s 5-4 win over the Coyotes. See every goal from the game, plus updates from the Central Division and insight into which early season trends should continue.

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It wasn’t always pretty to watch, but the Dallas Stars managed to beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-4, extending their current winning streak to 3 games. The victory put the Stars over the .500 mark for the season, and the team has a winning record for the first time since October 18th, 2016 (where “winning record” means having more wins than losses, not simply having more points than games played).

The Stars scored a season-high 5 goals while the Coyotes landed 4, so brace yourself for the incoming barrage of highlights.

Derek Stepan notched his first goal in a Coyotes uniform with a tip off of an Oliver Ekman-Larsson shot:

Jamie Benn answered by taking Adin Hill to school:

This one was a lot less pretty, as Luke Schenn put the puck in the wrong net:

Stepan wasn’t done for the night, taking advantage of a wide open net for the only goal in the second period:

Stephen Johns put the Stars back in the lead early in the third with this laser:

A few minutes afterwards, Clayton Keller capitalized off of a Jamie Oleksiak mistake and landed a breakaway goal:

Tyler Seguin landed his first of the night less than two minutes later, proving why you should never stop until you hear the whistle:

Okay this one isn’t a goal, but it’s just too cool not to share:

Here’s the second Seguin goal, a laser late in the game that would put the win safely within reach:

...Well, almost. Arizona pulled Hill for the extra attacker, and in case you didn’t know, Clayton Keller is really good at hockey:

If you want less highlights and more analysis, Sean Shapiro offers his post game thoughts. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]

The Stars depth at center is hurting Jason Spezza’s ice time, as the veteran didn’t see much action last night:

Oleksiak, meanwhile, also spent a good amount of time on the bench:

Here’s what Ken Hitchcock had to say about the Big Rig’s game:

The Stars killed all four of their penalties last night, building off of what has already been a complete 180 from last year’s Penalty Kill. [SportsDay DFW]

This has nothing to do with last night’s game, but here’s an update on Stars goalie prospect Philippe Desrosiers. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]


Around the League

Carolyn Wilke checks in on all the new coaching hires and how they’re doing so far in their new gigs. [FanRag Sports]

If you like hockey for its physicality, then boy do I have a highlight reel for you:

Matt Larkin examines various teams with either strong or weak starts to the season and predicts whether their luck (good or bad) will continue. [The Hockey News]

On a similar note, here’s a more in-depth breakdown on three teams which should rebound from their slow starts. [Sportsnet]

If you don’t believe in magic, check out this sweet assist from Connor McDavid:

The Oilers would go on to defeat the Blackhawks 2-1 in overtime. [Second City Hockey]

The Nashville Predators also scored only one goal, though in their case it was enough to land them a win over the Philadelphia Flyers. [On the Forecheck]

And to round out the Central Division, the St. Louis Blues edged out the Colorado Avalanche 4-3. [Mile High Hockey]

Bad news for the Los Angeles Kings:

Ryan Lambert discusses fancy stats and whether you need an elite goaltender to win the cup in his mailbag. [Yahoo Sports]

Here’s a look at several rookies who might either stay in the NHL or be sent down to a lower league (i.e. not the AHL) to save a year on their ELC. [Sportsnet]


Finally...

Robert Luongo is a national treasure, for both Canadians and Americans alike: