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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Tricks And Treats Come Early As Stars Get First Road Win

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Depth scoring showed up in force, and in the form of Devin Shore. Plus, the latest on Martin Hanzal, all the #HockeyHalloween you can eat, and more.

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Is this, at least, the end of the beginning? Much to fans’ relief, the Dallas Stars got their first road win of 2018-19 with a hectic evening in Montreal. Now comes the real test: finding a winning formula to do it again.

Mike Heika acknowledges that last night’s victory over the Canadiens may have raised more questions than it answers:

The Stars are an interesting team right now. They are searching for chemistry, searching for a plan, and searching for points. For large parts of Tuesday’s affair, they missed out on the first two. With Radulov returning to the lineup after missing four games, Montgomery put his lines in a blender and watched an awkward first period where everybody seemed a little bit off.

But he also raises the possibility that the Stars already have the solutions:

“To win in this building should give us a lot of confidence that we can win anywhere,” Spezza said. “You hear the crowd there, they get rocking and then momentum takes over. But I thought we did a good job of stopping it.

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“I think we can build on the fact that we finished the game and we had a lot of people contribute and there are a lot of areas we can get better at … and we have to get better at,” Montgomery said.

There’s more at Mike’s place. [Dallas Stars]


Stars Stories

Tyler Seguin shared a glowing acknowledgment of Jason Spezza’s 1,000th NHL game:

Speznasty seems to find it funny that he’s been around so long:

Alexander Radulov is done with Montreal, but is Montreal done with him?

Any surprise that John Klingberg is among this top five?

One guy who’s still waiting to get started this season: Martin Hanzal, who shared a watch party and some candid talk with Sean Shapiro.

Around the League(s)

Last Night In #Death

(What’s with the Central and 4’s lately? Anyway.)

The weather in Bridgestone Arena: chilly with a chance of burn.

The Carolina Hurricanes currently occupy third place in the Metropolitan Division – and with his part in their success, Sebastian Aho has entered some lofty company.

You gotta believe in the turnaround, and the Arizona Coyotes are living proof.

Another, sadder milestone for the St. Louis BluesZach Sanford, who writes movingly about the death of his father.

Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park

The Texas Stars treated some patients at Dell Children’s Medical Center on Halloween Eve.

Finally

#HockeyHalloween, all day, all the time.

Players are into it. Here’s how to tell.

Awesome ECHL alternates:

Has this meme finally lampshaded itself?

Justin Williams is either the Washington Capitals’ most fun or their most punchable.

And Wayne and Garth approve.