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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Dallas Finishes Road Trip Without a Win

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The Stars went 0-4-2 over the six-game stretch, plummeting out of a playoff spot. Plus, talk about regular season awards, drafting, and a whole lot more.

Dallas Stars v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Well, last night (and the road trip in its entirety) could have gone a lot better.

But rather than focus on the bad, let’s focus on the good - the Dallas Stars’ top three forwards. Those guys are really, really good.

First, Tyler Seguin opened the scoring, putting himself only one goal away from breaking the 40-goal mark:

The Washington Capitals would later take the lead, but Alexander Radulov would go on to tie it up with a deflection off a shot from John Klingberg:

(Klingberg, by the way, is pretty good himself.)

Alex Ovechkin later did Alex Ovechkin things and retook the lead, but not long after, Jamie Benn did Jamie Benn things to tie it up again:

And then something else happened in the third period which we won’t talk about. You know, cause we’re trying to focus on the good.


Other Stars News

With both Jason Spezza and Brett Ritchie out last night, the Stars had to call in Curtis McKenzie from Cedar Park. [NHL]

Looks like he arrived in just the nick of time, too:

Sean Shapiro sat down with Stars’ president Jim Lites to discuss owner Tom Gaglardi, an NHL team in Houston, and much more. [The Athletic]

Do you think Colton Point deserves to win the Hobey Baker, given to the NCAA MVP every year? Of course you do, so help him out:


Central Census

There was quite a bit of action last night, including three other Central teams taking the ice:

Jacob Trouba left last Sunday’s game against the Stars early, and is now entering concussion protocol:

Thanks to last night’s loss, the Blackhawks are officially eliminated from the playoffs. But hey, at least Jonathan Toews is as good as ever. [FanRag Sports]

Both the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild are receiving some young late-season additions to boost their Stanley Cup chances. [The Hockey News]


Around the League

With only a few weeks left in the regular season, everyone’s already looking forward to the NHL Awards. First, Down Goes Brown counts down some of the best Rocket Richard races:

Next, Jared Clinton looks at some players who probably should be in the MVP conversation, but probably won’t be taking home the Hart Trophy this year. [The Hockey News]

Finally, the ESPN crew predict who will win the Norris Trophy, while showing little to no love for John Klingberg. [ESPN]

The Montreal Canadiens are all but officially eliminated from the playoffs. So what should they do about Carey Price?

The NHL wants goaltender interference reviews to be decided by the situation room in Toronto, but both the referees and players will have to agree. [Sportsnet]

Which teams are the best at drafting? James Gordon ranks every team based on the 2011-2015 drafts. (Spoiler: The Stars did not do well.) [The Athletic]

Prospects are hard to predict. Here are a handful who have shot up the prospect rankings this last year over at THN:


Finally...

Please keep Erik Karlsson and his wife in your thoughts and prayers, as the couple have lost their unborn baby: