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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Texas Stars Even Up 2018 Calder Cup Finals With 2-1 Win

Gavin Bayreuther earned the game-winner in a tight contest in Toronto. Plus, Jim Montgomery fun facts, and the perks of taking public transportation to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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The Texas Stars handed the Toronto Marlies their first home playoffs defeat with a 2-1 victory in Ricoh Coliseum yesterday.

Mike McKenna saved 21 of 22 shots to lead the T-Stars to the win. Captain Curtis McKenzie tied the Marlies’ early lead with his second-period goal:

And defender Gavin Bayreuther netted the GWG on the power play in the third:

The series is knotted 1-1 as both teams head south for three games in H-E-B Center. Stephen Meserve has the full recap at 100 Degree Hockey.

Game 3 begins at 7 p.m. CDT tomorrow night, and that means three games in a row on FOX Sports Southwest.

But has the AHL missed an opportunity to market its own product? Check this thread.


More Stars

Looking for more info on the Dallas Stars’ new head coach? Josh Friemel of The Dallas Morning News digs up 10 fun facts about Jim Montgomery.

Around the League(s)

All was quiet in the Stanley Cup Finals last night, but the series resumes tonight at 7 p.m. CDT on NBC. The Washington Capitals host Game 4 in Capital One Arena; they lead the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 in the series.

Caps fans are trying to beat D.C. gridlock by riding the Capital Metro to the games – and even T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen are joining in.

Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has used his military training, and his experience in breathing new life into troubled companies, to plan a season that surprises him least of all.

Should Canadian fans be rooting for the Caps? There’s an odd correlation between Eastern Conference Cup wins and Canada’s stock market.

Also at THN: Matt Larkin joins the speculation on where Caps blueliner John Carlson will land, and how the next expansion draft could change even if the rules don’t.

In non-playoffs news, the Arizona Coyotes say they’ll go all-in to re-sign star defender (and 2019 UFA) Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Finally

Yes, Jamie Benn really has been a star for this long. Enjoy.