Dallas Stars Daily Links: All-Star Skills Edition

The East beat the West in the All-Star Skills competition. Plus, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn hit the red carpet, and P.K. Subban paid homage to Jaromir Jagr.

There were shenanigans to spare during yesterday's NHL All-Star Skills Competition—which the Eastern Conference won. Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin hit the red carpet before the event got underway.

And here's another look at the Stars' two All-Stars.

Jamie Benn competed in the accuracy contest, which Islanders captain John Tavares won.

Fortunately, Benn fared a little better in the relay challenge—the Western Conference team (also Tyler Seguin) beat out their Eastern counterparts.

Seguin also took the time to do what all of us would probably do upon meeting the legendary Jaromir Jagr.

NHL.com's Dan Rosen highlighted some of the best moments from the day, including this gem.

Seguin shoots 91.2 mph on his first attempt and 95.0 mph on his second.

"Respectable," he says. "That's an NHL player."

"Thank God," Stars coach Lindy Ruff says from behind the bench.

And this one about how Jamie Benn brainstormed shootout moves.

* In the dressing room area after warmups, Benn is talking about the Discover NHL Shootout, when every player had to go for a breakaway. He says he doesn't know what he's going to do. "Gotta go to YouTube to figure it out," Benn says.

There's more at the link. [NHL]


The All-Star fun continues with the 3-on-3 showdown today, which also happens to be Tyler Seguin's birthday. You can follow all of the ASG happenings at the link. [NHL]

Lindy Ruff says he's a different coach in Dallas than he ever was in Buffalo. Mike Heika breaks down the reasons why. [SportsDayDFW]

The Stars headline a group of teams that have a good shot at making the postseason this year after missing out on the playoffs last season. [The Hockey News]

Over at The Hockey Writers, Jordan Dix has profiles on Tyler Seguin and on Jamie Benn that you can check out while waiting for the All-Star Game to start. [The Hockey Writers]

From the power play and penalty kill to the goaltending tandem, here are 10 interesting stats from the Stars' season so far. [SportsDayDFW]

Other highlights from yesterday include the Canadiens' P.K. Subban donning a faux mullet to honor Jaromir Jagr.

And "Lil Burns" stealing the show from dad Chewbacca Brent Burns.

And if you missed the NHL Mascot Showdown, you can catch up on all of the highlights.

We'll see how things shake out today, but here are some dream 3-on-3 line combos. [CBS Sports]

Check out what Gary Bettman had to say about everything from the expansion process to John Scott's inclusion in the All-Star game. [Sportsnet]

For Jaromir Jagr, being successful with the Panthers isn't necessarily about winning the Stanley Cup. [Sportsnet]

A few of the goaltenders attending the All-Star Game had the chance to check out and talk about smaller goalie equipment. [ESPN]

The NHL is donating $200,000 to support Denna Laing, who was injured during the Women's Outdoor Classic. [NHL]

And finally, keep doing God's work by yelling, "Shoot!" at hockey games. It's totally helping.