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A pair of wins in New York and the Dallas Stars seem to be back on their feet. Plus lots of interviews and lots of talk about trades.

Dallas Stars v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The last time I wrote, the Dallas Stars were on a three game losing streak. Now the team is on a two game winning streak instead. What does that mean for next time? I’m not sure, but I’m not gonna risk jinxing it; instead, let’s just get right to it!

Here’s Kari Lehtonen on his 300th career win, courtesy of the New York Islanders:

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Ken Hitchcock also talks about Kari’s big night, as well as giving some insight into Alexander Radulov’s possible injury:

In case you’re not entirely sure what happened with Radulov, here’s a look at where he possibly got hurt:

Finally, here’s Jamie Benn on how the team has bounced back from that ugly three game skid:


Stars Stories

Regardless of how you normally feel about Lehtonen, you have to admit he’s playing great lately:

You’re probably sick of me linking interviews already, but the interviewee in question here is Julius Honka. And who doesn’t want more Honka in their life? [Between the Blue Lines]

Jack Campbell led his team to a 4-2 victory in Cedar Park last night. Only problem is he plays for the Ontario Reign now, not the Texas Stars. [100 Degree Hockey]

Let’s check on a current Stars goaltending prospect: Colton Point. The young goaltender is proving that his excellent season so far is not a fluke:

(By the way, did you know Colton Point was a 5th round pick? Doesn’t that mean he’s automatically our next franchise goalie, via the Benn-Klingberg rule?)


League Links

It was relatively quiet last night in the NHL, with only four games being played. The only other Central Division game was a Nashville Predators embarrassed the Vancouver Canucks 7-1. [On the Forecheck]

The Predators, mind you, have been on fire ever since trading for Kyle Turris, and have shown no signs of slowing down.

One of the players they gave up for Turris was defensman Samuel Girard, who is starting to find his groove with the Colorado Avalanche. [NHL]

Back to Turris real quick: the forward opened up about his trade from the Ottawa Senators, and he produced quite the eye-popping quote in the process:

The Senators, meanwhile, have just won their second game in the last fourteen. GM Pierre Dorion says that head coach Guy Boucher is staying, but pretty much anything else goes. [Sportsnet]

That means that the Senators might be trading Erik Karlsson, but should they pull the trigger?

On that note, do you like trades? Of course you do! So here are the top ten trades of 2017 (according to Matt Larkin): [The Hockey News]

There was a report that the KHL had decided to participate in the Olympics, but it looks like they haven’t made up their minds quite yet. [NBC Sports]

Kari Lehtonen wasn’t the only goalie to make history last night:

Elsewhere in New York, John Tavares is getting closer and closer to Free Agency. Just how much is the Islanders’ Captain worth, and what will he actually get? [ESPN]

Hitchcock has been changing up the lines seemingly every other night, but here are some trios across the league that seem to be permanently stuck together:


Finally...

Here are Dan Hamhuis’ three daughters interviewing the Stars. If you don’t find this adorable, then you officially have no heart: