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Dallas Stars Daily Links: The Tornado Aftermath

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Ben Bishop and Tyler Seguin both had property damaged in the recent tornado that hit Dallas, but will both be fine. Plus, the Stars beat the Senators last night for Win #3, John Carlson’s Norris odds, and more.

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Ben Bishop and his family had quite the scare Sunday evening when a tornado touched down close to their house. The Dallas Stars goaltender took shelter in a bathroom along with his wife and son as debris began to hit their home, breaking windows among other damages.

Thankfully, the ordeal only lasted a few seconds, although the house is still in rough shape. The Bishops will be spending the next few weeks with captain Jamie Benn, who stepped immediately to help our his teammate and his family:

“I told him there were some windows broken and whatnot, then my phone died,” Bishop said. “Forty-five minutes later, Jamie was at my door.”

Bishop wasn’t the only player affected by the tornado — Tyler Seguin had a house that was severely damaged, but thankfully he no longer lives there. But the whole experience has left quite the impression on Seguin:

“At the end of the day, it puts life into perspective,” Seguin said. “It’s not tough for me, just because I’m not going through what other families are going through — the families that have lost their homes, aren’t in another home, had to find shelter last night or, the worst-case scenario, are injured or worse. For me, talk to insurance, all of that stuff, that’s nothing compared to what some other people have to go through, and I’m praying for them.”

You can read more from Sean Shapiro here.


Stars Stories

The Stars are officially on a winning streak, thanks to a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators last night:

ICYMI, here’s the first goal, courtesy of Radek Faksa:

And here’s Joe Pavelski’s power play goal, the eventual game-winner:

Jim Montgomery is pretty pleased with his team’s performance:


Around the League

The Colorado Avalanche saw their eight-game point streak snap last night, courtesy of the St. Louis Blues:

The big story from the game was Mikko Rantanen, who left the ice after sustaining a leg injury:

It’s worth remembering that just because players are teammates doesn’t mean they aren’t competitors too:

Should Stars fans still be worried (yes), or should they just R-E-L-A-X (no)? Down Goes Brown discusses that and more in his most recent power rankings:

John Carlson is a well respected defenseman who has never won the Norris Trophy before, plus he’s off to a hot start. So yeah, this would be a yes:

Finally, maybe this uptick of shot-blocking injuries will finally convince coaches to not treat blocked shots as the holy grail of defense: