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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Lose 6-3 to Bruins

Mistakes sink the Stars. Johnny Oduya returns, Texas loses 5th straight, Bishop and Hanzal trades.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday’s afternoon tilt with the Bruins started with a fight that spilled over from last season’s playoffs between Jamie Benn and David Backes. However, the 1st period ended with the Stars on wrong side of a 2-0 score.

"Big mistakes hurt us," Lindy Ruff said. "We missed some sticks, our defense didn't tie up a couple of guys. I thought that was probably the biggest difference in the game."

Dallas was able to tie it up in the second before two quick goals by Boston put the game out of reach for good, snapping the Stars’ two-game win “streak” with a 6-3 loss.

"It's been a frustrating year, I think everybody agrees," said Tyler Seguin. "It's been a frustrating year from the beginning, but we still got 20 games here left. I want them to have a lot of pride in here. I want everyone in here to play for each other and we'll still get a chance to get better every day." (Stars Inside Edge)

You can read more post-game quotes here. (Ruffled Lines)

Yesterday’s game saw the return of defenseman Johnny Oduya, who had missed the the previous 15 games with an ankle injury. The upcoming Tuesday match versus the Pittsburgh Penguins could be the final time fans see some Stars players in Victory Green, as they’re expected to be sellers at the trade deadline. (Sports Day DFW)

Texas Stars:

The Texas Stars slim playoff chances took a big hit yesterday in their fifth straight loss to the Stockton Heat 4-1. (Wrong Side of the Red Line)

Two big trades were made yesterday:

Goalie Ben Bishop was traded from Tampa Bay to Los Angeles in a surprising move. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick returned Saturday from injury, but Bishop is a pretty good insurance option for the Kings. (Fox Sports)

Arizona traded Martin Hanzal and Ryan White to the Minnesota Wild for three draft picks. (Five for Howling)

After those deals, a look at the top 20 players that also could be moved before Wednesday. (Sportsnet)

Bishop has already been dealt but a look at some other potential goalie trades. (FanRag Sports)

Finally, in honor of last night’s Oscars: