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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Fall to Wild 3-1

One goal over two games isn’t a recipe for winning. Plus, all the goalie articles, Fortnite, and more!

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Minnesota Wild v Dallas Stars Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Happy Saturday, everyone! I sincerely hope that one of you (or me!) became very, very rich last night thanks to the $1 billion lottery. Let’s get to the game:

The first period came and went with nary a whimper. I missed the first couple minutes of it, but by the time I tuned in almost halfway through the period, the Dallas Stars had yet to register a shot. I noticed that Ben Bishop made some big saves, as he is wont to do. Here he is flashing the leather:

The second frame was also scoreless, though the Stars really turned it on again in the second with 24 shots in the period. Devan Dubnyk was up to the task, unfortunately, and made big save after big save to keep the Stars off the score sheet. Tyler Pitlick got stonewalled on a prime chance:

Apparently the Stars used up all of their offensive juice in the middle frame and first minute of the third when Jason Spezza netted a goal on a deft deflection, because they really struggled to get anything going after that. They couldn’t seem to possess the puck, make crisp passes, or spend any extended time in the attacking zone at all, and the Minnesota Wild made them pay. Matt Dumba and Ryan Suter both scored for the Wild and Zach Parise put one in the empty net to give Minnesota a 3-1 victory over Dallas. The Stars play the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, October 23.

Stars Stuff

Here’s Jim Montgomery on why Roope Hintz got the nod on the top line last night:

In case you need the skinny on why Alexander Radulov missed last night’s game:

Two points against the division in October is just as important as it is in March:

Unfortunately, this looks very familiar:

Razor found his soulmate:

Around the League

The goalies are going to revolt!

It is pretty funny how back in the day coaches were worried about guys staying out late and drinking and now they have like the same level of concern with players staying up late playing video games. That being said, Fortnite is very lame (sorry if you play it, but not really):

Very cool story about a very cool story:

I generally like Matt Larkin’s stuff, but saying that a goalie will make or break a team’s season is some Trent Dilfer-level analysis:

I sense a theme on The Hockey News yesterday:

The Vegas Golden Knights gave Alex Tuch a shiny new deal:

It’s probably a bit early to start drooling over some of these names yet, but here’s a little taste:

Down Goes Brown is back with another classic Friday Grab Bag. I don’t think I’ve ever read his Classic Youtube Clip Breakdown section without actually laughing out loud: