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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Showing Up Is Half The Battle

Is the answer to the Dallas Stars’ problems just a little more “Dallas Stars hockey”? Plus, Keith Yandle’s iron-man milestone, Star Wars Night returns in Austin, and more.

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The version of the Dallas Stars that went out on the current northeastern jaunt seems to have figured out how to win on the road. The team takes on the New Jersey Devils tonight after three consecutive wins on the trot, including last night’s 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Stars senior staff writer Mike Heika sat down to write about what’s different, and better, about this version of the Stars:

It wasn’t perfect, and there still is much work to do, but it was a lot closer to “Dallas Stars hockey” than the previous three contests....

Still, they won their third road game in a row, they returned Jake Oettinger to play and helped boost the confidence of the young goalie, and they received a big play from Jacob Peterson and Alexander Radulov. It was a pretty solid night up and down the lineup.

Speaking of which, the Philly game also seems to have presaged a welcome return to form for Rads, as well as continuing success for his rookie linemate:

Radulov has been out in COVID protocol, and this was just his second game back. Because of an injury to Michael Raffl and an illness to Radek Faksa, Radulov ended up on a line with Peterson and Joel Kiviranta, and that group created some great scoring chances, including the game-winning goal.

“It’s fun playing with him,” Peterson said. “[Radulov’s] a good player that I looked up to since I was a little kid. He’s good because he’s trying to help me all the time. He’s trying to help his linemates, so it’s easy to play with him. I know what he wants out there.”

There’s more at Mike’s place. [Dallas Stars]


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