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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Texas Stars Face Elimination After 6-2 Loss

The Stars’ final home game of the season did not go well to say the least. Plus, the Washington Capitals celebrate their Stanley Cup, people are apparently still debating Alex Ovechkin’s legacy, and more.

That about sums it up.
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The Texas Stars and Toronto Marlies were tied 2-2 in the Calder Cup finals yesterday before puck drop. But make no mistake — Toronto has clearly been the better team, as was evident last night in their 6-2 victory.

The Marlies scored twice in the first two and a half minutes of the game, then later in the second scored twice within just four minutes of the Stars’ first goal. Toronto ended up heading into the second intermission with a 5-1 lead, which led the Stars to pull playoff MVP Mike McKenna for the third period:

The Stars now head back to Toronto to finish out the series. The question now is whether they’ll play two more games or just one.

You can read more about the game from 100 Degree Hockey here.


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One final note about the game — even though Texas got crushed 6-2, Gavin Bayreuther still earned the third star:

The decision was, uhh, not very well received:

Okay, enough about that. Let’s talk about something that’ll make everyone happy, like Roope Hintz!


Around the League

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals have been enjoying their first Stanley Cup win.

Perhaps enjoying a bit too much:

Of course someone always has to rain on the parade: Larry Brooks argues that even with the Cup win, Ovechkin is still somehow a “loser.” [New York Post]

Not everyone is unreasonable, of course. Matt Larkin takes a look at where Ovechkin ranks among other all-time greats following his cup win. [The Hockey News]

Buyout season is approaching, and we might already have our first recipient:

Barry Trotz is an impending free agent following his Cup win, but the Capitals head coach is trying not to think so much about the future. [NBC Sports]

What big name stars could be traded this offseason? Down Goes Brown investigates:

Finally, the Vegas Golden Knights will look to improve after an extremely successful season, but this time there won’t be a blank slate to work with. [The Hockey News]