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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars’ Losing Streak Extends To Three

At least they play in the West. Plus, NHL trade deadline talk, and that’s pretty much it.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars
I don’t know why, but I love this photo.
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The Dallas Stars squared off against the Nashville Predators for the last time this season, and the result was a tad disappointing. But if you want to pout, go comment over at the recap. Here at Links, we’re just going to be happy that Dallas remembered how to score.

And what better way to celebrate that than to watch highlights? Here’s the first goal, involving Jason Spezza just doing his thing:

Apparently Esa Lindell got jealous, and decide to show off his own sniping skills:

Finally, here’s Tyler Seguin’s go-ahead goal just half a minute later:

Aaaaand that’s it. Nothing else noteworthy happened for the rest of the night. At least, not as far as I’m concerned.

Here’s head coach Jim Montgomery on the Stars’ loss:

Looks like Roope Hintz is here to stay:

Central Census

The St. Louis Blues cannot be stopped. Last night, they extended their win streak to 11 games, a franchise record, with a 3-2 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. [St. Louis Gametime]

Quick, someone remind Jordan Binnington that Blues goaltenders are supposed to be bad:

Meanwhile the Minnesota Wild are, umm, not doing so hot lately. Last night was yet another low for them, as they suffered a 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. [Hockey Wilderness]

Here is your semi-regular snapshot of the division standings:

Some key takeaways:

  • The Blues have gone from worst in the league to having a six-point cushion for third in the Central.
  • Furthermore, St. Louis is only six points back on Nashville for second with three games in hand. Win all three and they’re tied.
  • Despite the recent sliding, the Stars and Wild each sit in a Wild Card spot.
  • In the Pacific, the Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks also sit at 59 points, one point out of a playoff spot.

League Links

Elliotte Friedman has Dallas as a potential suitor for both Artemi Panarin and Mats Zuccarello in his latest 31 Thoughts:

While the Ottawa Senators still try to hammer out a Mark Stone extension before the deadline, it seems the ship has sailed on Matt Duchene:

Many felt that the Columbus Blue Jackets were doing the same when they announced that Panarin would not play last night due to an illness. But, umm, this one seems legit:

Here’s a reminder that the league’s leading scorer, Nikita Kucherov, will be still be making only six figures next year:

When it comes to lopsided deadline deals, the Stars have been on both sides of the trade. Take a trip down memory lane, if you dare:


I’m not sure how to put my thoughts about this into words, so I’ll just leave this here: