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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Kick Off Road Trip With Win

Praise be to Seguin and Khudobin. Plus, highlights from the win, the biggest NHL trades that never happened, and more.

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As you may have heard (or seen), the Dallas Stars won last night! The squad started their three-game road trip with a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers, thanks in large part due to a great game by Tyler Seguin:

“There is no question that Tyler Seguin since we’ve come back from this break has been our best player on an every-night basis,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “He’s leading us with his effort on the ice and he’s doing the right things and staying the right things, it’s been awesome to watch. It obviously makes us a lot better.”

Of course Seguin might be flying high recently, but is he flying fast? Maybe not compared to rookie Roope Hintz:

“I actually had to tell him halfway through the first to slow down a little bit,” Seguin said. “I’m not even kidding, when he goes, he goes. I feel like I’m a quick player, but he’s so fast out there... He can fly and he’s gonna be a heck of a player for a long time.”

You can read more in Sean Shapiro’s 20/20 here.

More From Last Night

Speaking of Seguin and Hintz, here is the first goal from last night:

And here is Esa Lindell’s goal, which is honestly just sick:

Stars’ uber-rookie Miro Heiskanen met a familiar face on the ice last night in Panthers’ rookie Henrik Borgstrom:

Biggest story of the night: how empty the arena was.

Here’s shutout king Anton Khudobin on the crowd as well as his performance:

And here’s Montgomery’s thoughts on the win:

Central Census

Is it just me, or do I keep getting Links the day after the entire Central decides to play?

Before you look at the Central standings, try and figure out what they look like based on the clues given in the game results above. Or don’t, because you hate fun:

Around the League

In some alternate universe, the Seguin trade to Dallas is on this list. But on second thought, I’m not sure a reality where Peter Chiarelli is a good GM exists:

Matt Larkin breaks down the top 30 names to watch at the trade deadline. Might one of them end up in Dallas? [The Hockey News]

So, uhh, this happened:

Biggest surprise of the season? Easily the New York Islanders: [NBC Sports]

Finally, Joe Pavelski is on fire lately, but will it ultimately end up hurting the San Jose Sharks?