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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Off the Schneid!

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Holy mackerel, the streak is over! Plus, Masterton Mattias, “relief”, and an earpiece in a beer.

Man, what a relief. The Dallas Stars finally ended their month-long Ides of March and beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in overtime last night. Kari Lehtonen was an absolute beast in the net as he came up with one huge save after another huge save to keep the Stars technically playoff eligible. Onward and upward!

Radek Faksa was able to bank a bank off the boards to open the scoring at 1:

Staying true to recent form, however, the Stars let the Flyers even it up shortly thereafter when a wrister by Travis Konecny found its way through Lehtonen:

In the second, the Flyers took the lead on Ivan Provorov’s wrister that beat Lehtonen high blocker side. Provorov then tried to imitate Bobby Orr, but not very well:

Provorov vs. Orr:

Brett Ritchie scored an absolutely classic Brett Ritchie goal to tie the score at 2:

With 1:21 remaining in the second, Razor quipped “a lot of the games in this losing streak have been exactly like this one,” which confirmed the general sense of unease I felt. Wayne Simmonds tried to start something with noted goon (yeah, right) Mattias Janmark during the final seconds of the middle frame. Simmonds and Janmark picked up matching roughing minors on the play, and I’m not going to look it up, but I’m assuming it was the first roughing minor of Janmark’s career.

The third period was scoreless (with several scares for Dallas), but in overtime the streak was finally broken by Alexander Radulov:

The assist was Tyler Seguin’s 500th career point. Understatement of the seasons: he’s pretty good. I also have no idea how he stayed onside for that play.

Seguin knows that Radulov is a hero. Also, his lettuce is on point in this interview:

Yep...:

“Relief” seemed to be a common theme in the locker room last night:


Stars Stuff

ICYMI: Mattias Janmark was nominated for the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy:

This is pretty depressing:

Mike Heika answered some questions and noted that John Tavares’ contract will likely have a significant impact on how much Tyler Seguin gets paid:

The fact that Radek Faksa very often plays against the opponent’s top line makes this fact even more impressive. This was posted right after he scored, so the stat might have changed slightly by the end of the game:

Jared Clinton shares many of the same opinions that the DBD faithful have regarding the Stars’ woes:

Around the League

That escalated quickly:

Down Goes Brown goes very niche and looks back at Doug Gilmour’s 1992-1993 season:

Matching your assist total from over fifty regular-season games in one playoff game is pretty decent:

No headline love for Janmark it seems:

Hockey now has its very own Bobby Bonilla:

It’s entry-level contract season!:

Have a hump day chuckle: