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Jim Montgomery wants to see more daily grind from his top players. Plus, Ben Bishop is day-to-day, the Central is tough again today, and more.

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If the Dallas Stars want to be champions, they need to work on their championship mentality, says head coach Jim Montgomery.

Montgomery is seeking regular, reliable effort after a difficult 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers that came one day after a 6-2 blowout of the Philadelphia Flyers, reports Stars senior staff writer Mike Heika:

“The one thing I found inconsistent with our team has been our work ethic on a daily basis,” Montgomery said before the game. “That’s practice and games. It’s something we’ve talked a lot about with the leadership group. I don’t think we understand yet what real hard work looks like.”

Captain Jamie Benn agrees:

“I think it was pretty much all us,” Benn said. “It’s about just doing the right things all of the time and then everybody behind you has something to follow. That one’s on us tonight. There was probably not anyone to follow and when you don’t have anyone to follow, there’s nowhere to go.”

Mike has more. [Dallas Stars]

Stars Stuff

“I only thought the first period was a good period.” Here’s the gist of Monty’s postgame presser.

Tyler Seguin scored, but wished he’d done more:

Here’s the word on Ben Bishop, as of last night:

And keep an eye out for Sean Shapiro’s next analysis piece:

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