Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Fall Short in Chicago

It was fun while it lasted. Plus, the top Stars players of the last decade, the top trades of the last decade, and maybe other decade-related lists!

The Dallas Stars’ seven game winning streak was snapped last night in a 3-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The score doesn’t look pretty, but for a team playing their third game in just four days, the Stars did pretty well:

It was a pretty crisp game,” [Joe] Pavelski said. “I liked a lot that we did tonight, especially on the road, especially three-in-four, they’re waiting for us.

“We never felt overwhelmed or anything like that. It was a game that we felt like we had control of for a long time, actually. We didn’t get the result, that’s what we’re striving for, so we’ll look at a few things.”

Much like Saturday’s shootout win, the stars of the show were the two goaltenders, only this time it was Corey Crawford in net for the Blackhawks. Both Dallas and Chicago have two top goaltenders on the roster, something Jim Montgomery believes goes a long way:

“I think it’s becoming more and more necessary with the travel schedules and as many back-to-backs as you play,” Montgomery said. “We’re just very fortunate. I know Chicago has two elite goaltenders as well. I can only comment on our goaltenders and how much they add, just the confidence in everybody in the room, no matter who is in net, is really important.

You can read more from Saad Yousuf here.

More Stars Stuff

Here’s what Montgomery had to say about the game as a whole:

As the 2010’s draw to a close, Sean Shapiro reflects on the best Stars players the past ten years:

Proof that Crawford was inhuman last night:

Around the League

Speaking of amazing goaltending, is there anyone who can stand above the king?

Where does the Tyler Seguin trade rank among the biggest trades of the decade? Down Goes Brown weighs in:

Good things come to those who happen to acquire two top forwards:

While he hasn’t been fired (yet), Bill Peters will not be coaching the Calgary Flames tonight amidst the recent accusations against him:

Finally, true to my word, here’s yet another decade-related list: