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It wasn’t the most dominating performance of the season, but it was a huge win for the Stars. Plus, GM rankings, Olympics coverage, and more.

Well, it wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but a W is a W. The Stars’ offense was stifled for most of the night (at least in the shot department), but Ben Bishop and a few lucky bounces were enough to get a huuuge regulation win over the Blues:

Now to get down and dirty to the goal scoring highlights. The first period ended love-love. Mattias Janmark changed all that a couple of minutes into the second frame, with a shot and/or pass that deflected off a Blues defender and into the net:

The score stayed 1-0 for a while until Stephen Johns continued channeling his inner Zdeno Chara and absolutely blasted a slapper in from the right point (again with a little own goal assistance from the Blues). It should also be noted that Jamie Benn was “dainty as a banzai artist,” according to Razor:

John Klingberg took an unfortunate double-minor late in the game when he failed to lift a stick and instead connected with a face, and the Blues were able to capitalize:

The good guys held on in the end, though, and ended the game on top 2-1. Marc Methot dropped the gloves at the final buzzer for good measure. Man, I’m glad Stars hockey is back.


Stars Stuff

Marc Methot wants in on the action:

Jason Dickinson is back for yet another cup of coffee. He might need to switch to decaf soon. [NHL]

Tyler Seguin is a cool dude:

Here’s Hitch with a little follow up on that:

Miro watch!:

Sean Shapiro is dropping his Athletic Mailbag, because it is Friday. Should the Stars make a move?:

Scott Burnside dropped a Counterattack. I see your [Jason] Schwartz is as big as mine:

We miss you, Ralphie:

Hopefully this is just an agent/team trying to create some buzz:

Update:

Pretty sweet shirt:

Around the League

It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for Down Goes Brown’s Weekly Grab Bag- and he’s sick and tired of Dumb and Dumber references:

Where in the world will Evander Kane to play go? (Had to Yoda the last part of that to make it fit with the Carmen San Diego theme song):

More ESPN hockey coverage. Wyshynski ranks all 31 GMs and Jim Nill is middle of the pack:

Here’s some Olympic news for you. Again, I have no idea what day and time these games are actually played because I get confused easily:

Dan Hamhuis is hot on his trail:

Surprise[s]!: