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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Win A White-Knuckler Against The Sharks

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New weapons fell an old foe. Plus, Heiskanen becomes a toon, the “best of” bonanza begins, and more.

NHL: San Jose Sharks at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Stars won a white-knuckler as new weapons met an old foe. The Victory Green Gang scored twice in less than two minutes to complete a third-period rally over the San Jose Sharks.

Wristermania!

The many hockey faces of Mattias Janmark got a workout as he opened the scoring in the second period:

Miro Heiskanen grabbed the Stars’ first lead with this wicked shot:

And Brett Ritchie noticed the GWG a mere 1:48 later:

Last night’s game in one unicorn-themed editorial cartoon:

Here’s an interesting stat for Esa Lindell:

Martin Hanzal looked like he missed playing hockey.

It’s been a long journey back, and Hanzal spoke postgame about what it’s been like.

PS: #Fancystats still have room for improvement.

Around The League(s)

Game Of #Death

Drew Doughty just broke Rob Blake’s record for assists by a Los Angeles Kings defenseman. But let him tell you what he thinks of their season so far.

On the opposite end of the pendulum swing, the Buffalo Sabres seem to have finally turned that corner they’ve been approaching for years.

Is it time for the “best of” compilations already? Sports Illustrated relives The Passion of Alex Ovechkin, a.k.a. the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup win.

Remember the Kenya Ice Lions? Peter Mendelsohn catches up with an improving team that’s fighting for respect – and a spot in the next Winter Olympics.

Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park

Roope Hintz and Landon Bow led the way to a 3-2 Texas Stars win over the Milwaukee Admirals – complete with a potentially controversial non-goal the refs declined to review.

Here’s the game in a handy infographic:

Denis Gurianov keeps tallying the highlight-reel goals, but fans decided this one deserves revisiting now.

Finally

Save the date for a special date with a very special kid. Enjoy.