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The Stars lost their seventh consecutive game last night thanks to a last-minute goal by the Bruins. Plus, the Flames are all but done, starting goalies are getting tired, and more.

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NHL: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars
This is what soul-crushing defeat looks like.
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Stars entered the third period last night leading the Boston Bruins 2-0 before giving up three goals and losing the game 3-2. Unlike the Toronto and Ottawa games, where the Stars also blew a third-period lead, the team did not even get a point out of the game, as a last-minute goal by Boston led to a regulation loss.

In many ways, the game was representative of the Stars’ season thus far; the team was never dominating, but slowly built up to a good score before collapsing spectacularly at the very end. The Stars have now lost seven games straight, and now have a 5.2% chance at making the postseason, according to sportsclubstats.com.

Here are the Stars goals from last night, courtesy of Esa Lindell and Jamie Benn:

Here’s Ken Hitchcock’s postgame presser:

And the captain:


Stars Stories

Curtis McKenzie is back in the NHL, and he’s now trying to prove he belongs. [The Athletic]

Things like this are why I love Tyler Seguin:

Are the Stars the worst team in the league at drafting in the last decade? Matt Larkin gives his take: [The Hockey News]

Is Janmark-Faksa-Radulov a line worth considering permanently? Sean Shapiro investigates:

Marc Methot is back in the lineup after returning from a hand injury. [NHL]

Chin up, everyone. At least the Texas Stars won last night:


Central Census

It was relatively quiet around the league last night, although two Central rivals took to the ice:

Speaking of the Blues, guess who’s back at the worst possible time for Stars fans:


League Links

Ex-Star in the news: with the Calgary Flames all but officially eliminated from the playoffs, it might be time for them to part ways head coach Glen Gulutzan. [Sportsnet]

In case you think the Flames can still make one final push:

Nikita Kucherov is still in the lead, but the Art Ross Trophy looks like it’ll be going down to the wire. [The Hockey News]

Tyler Seguin is just one of many top-tier centers who could be staying at home this postseason. [FanRag Sports]

Team USA has picked the GM to put together their next men’s hockey team:

As the regular season comes to an end, teams all over the league are having an issue with their starter goaltenders getting fatigued. [NBC Sports]

Down Goes Brown attempts to end the debate around whether “the MVP is the most valuable or best player” once and for all in this week’s Grab Bag. [Vice Sports]

Elliotte Friedman talks about NHL General Managers all over the place in his 31 Thoughts:


Finally...

He may not have panned out with the Stars, but Jack Campbell is finally starting to make his mark in the NHL. The Los Angeles Kings put together a nice piece on the young goalie: