Dallas Stars Daily Links: Blues Knot Series at One After 4-3 Overtime Win

The Blues beat the Stars 4-3 in overtime. Plus, a look at Brian Elliott's role in the series so far, and the Sharks are helping Joe "Paw"-velski find a new home.

After rallying back from a two-goal deficit to tie the game 3-3 late in the third, the Stars couldn't quite put together an overtime win in Game 2. Instead, Blues captain David Backes came up big on the power play after an interference call on Antoine Roussel.

Here's Mike Heika to help you put the loss in perspective.

The drama of playoff hockey can be exhilarating, nauseating and humbling all at the same time.
And just imagine if you're playing.
The Stars are still in their adolescence as a playoff team, and that showed Sunday afternoon at American Airlines Center in a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues. But being tied after two games in the second round best-of-seven series and seeing a group of young players learn a few lessons isn't the worst thing in the world, coach Lindy Ruff said.

On the hot-button topic of Roussel's penalty, Cody Eakin had this to say.

While Eakin added: "The guy goes out and puts his body on the line every game, and he doesn't get many calls against him. He's obviously frustrated taking them, but he'll change up for next game and he'll be real sharp."

After the game, Jamie Benn talked with the media about the team's comeback attempt and Kari Lehtonen's play.

And here's Lindy Ruff on the loss.

As always, there's more on the game at the link. [SportsDayDFW]


We go outside for this edition of Razor's Emporium.

ICYMI yesterday, the Stars have recalled Jack Campbell to be the team's third goaltender now that the Texas Stars' season in over. [SportsDayDFW]

Brian Elliott has been the difference in the series so far, says St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Jose de Jesus Ortiz. [SportsDayDFW]

Also from the St. Louis side of things: how playing in the Olympics jumpstarted Jamie Benn's rise to the top. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Elsewhere in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, the Sharks beat the Predators 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their series. [The Tennessean]

Roman Josi did his best to avoid a too many men penalty in the game.

In case you've been wondering about the black cat that appeared at the Shark Tank in Game 1, San Jose is working hard to find Joe Paw-velski a new home. [Sharks]

After being hit by Brooks Orpik, Ollii Maatta will most likely be out of the lineup for the Penguins tonight. [ESPN]

As for Orpik, he'll miss the next three games for the Capitals.

Here are your Masterton Trophy finalists.

You can read more about Pascal Dupuis' adjustment to life after hockey at the link. [NHL]

The Ducks, including Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler, talk about Bruce Boudreau's firing and what it means for the team going forward. [Puck Daddy]

Amanda Kessel will be playing for the New York Riveters next season.

Over at Sportsnet, a look at which OHLers have the tools to become successful NHLers. [Sportsnet]

Meet Lukas Head, the 26-year-old who won a championship with P.K. Subban and Steven Stamkos in 1999. [Toronto Star]

Dylan Strome is just what the doctor ordered in Arizona. [The Hockey News]

And finally, here's Patrick Sharp and his daughter being adorable.