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Dallas Stars Daily Links: The Second Round Begins

Slow news day for the Victory Green crew. Plus, playoff updates, playoff previews, and more!

2017 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7
Jim Nill will find out what pick he has on Saturday.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Happy Friday, everyone! Round 2 of the playoffs kicked off with a bang last night, and hopefully this weekend will bring some more quality hockey to help ignore NFL Draft coverage.

There wasn’t much Dallas Stars news released yesterday (Dallas or Texas), but Mike Heika gave Esa Lindell his season grade (which Ann already did masterfully yesterday), so we’ll keep it short and sweet up top. Have a great weekend!

Stars Stuff

Sean Shapiro’s mailbag this week is another classic:

Kind of a slow day on the Stars’ news front, so here are some Razor calls to enjoy:

In the same vein, this is the most Craig Ludwig tweet possible, I love it so much:

Around the League

Playoff update:

  • Oh boy. Alexander Ovechkin score early in the third period to put the Washington Capitals up 2-0, but Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby, and Jake Guentzel took a little less then five minutes to erase the deficit and lead the Penguins to a 3-2 victory in Game 1. Matt Murray made some huge saves, especially late in the game. [NHL]
  • Holy mackerel, that was something! The Vegas Golden Knights shellacked the San Jose Sharks 7-0. Several former Stars were involved in this one. James Neal has 27 career playoff goals, which is blowing my mind. He maybe could have had another one in this game, but it was deemed that he punched it in with his glove. [NHL]

Elliotte Friedman had 31 Thoughts yesterday. I think that a lot of teams would enjoy having the “issues” facing the Toronto Maple Leafs this offseason:

This is my yearly reminder that I strongly dislike the NHL’s playoff seeding structure:

This is also a weird move by the NHL, although I didn’t really think it was that big of a deal. Hockey writers, on the other hand, were enraged by this news:

Down Goes Brown has a very nice breakdown of the second round:

Dave Lozo goes full heel on Toronto fans:

This seems about right:

Hopefully this will be relevant to Stars fans soon:

As old Bill Shakespeare once said, “Brevity is the soul of wit”: