Dallas Stars Daily Links: Whose Goal Is It Anyways?

It’s the game where everything was made up and the # of career goals kind of matters. Plus, interviews from last night’s loss, Bobby Ryan has an incredible night, and more.

In last night’s 4-3 loss against the Boston Bruins, the Dallas Stars opened the scoring with a goal by John Klingberg:

Wait, scratch that — turns out it was actually Jamie Benn who scored:

Err, or maybe not? Later in the game, the goal was given back to Klingberg, something Benn himself agreed with:

So there we have it — Benn is still looking for career goal 300... or at least he was until about an hour and a half after the game:

So now the real question is: as you’re reading this, is it still Benn’s goal? Or is it Klingberg’s again? Schrodinger’s? Honestly I’m not sure anyone knows, except for maybe Benn:

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

Here’s Miro Heiskanen, who had an incredible shift near the end to put the Stars within one:

...and here’s the interim head coach, Rick Bowness:

Sean Shapiro talks goalies and little else in his latest mailbag:

Fun fact: the Stars were the only Central Division team to lose last night. Doesn’t that make you feel great?

  • Darkhorse Calder Trophy candidate Dominik Kubalik scored a hat trick as the Chicago Blackhawks routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2. [Second City Hockey]
  • Speaking of lopsided games, the Minnesota Wild pummeled the lowly Detroit Red Wings to a score of 7-1. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The St. Louis Blues beat the New York Islanders 3-2 in overtime after tying it up with less than two minutes left in the third. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Of course, that wasn’t nearly as the Nashville Predators’ 4-3 overtime win over the Calgary Flames, considering they tied it up with just 0.1 seconds left in the game. [On the Forecheck]
  • Finally, the Winnipeg Jets are still in the thick of the playoff race thanks to a 3-0 victory over the Washington Capitals. [Japers’ Rink]/

The story of the night in the NHL was Bobby Ryan, who scored a hat trick in his first home game since returning from the NHL/NHLPA’s assistance program:

You’ve heard plenty about which teams “won” the deadline, but what about the players?

Speaking of the deadline, here’s a look into what late February is like for NHL equipment managers:

I wouldn’t exactly call the Vegas Golden Knights a member of the “sad club,” but they do have a strong chance at winning their first Stanley Cup:

Finally, not all of the Toronto Maple Leafs media suddenly hate the “EBUG” — James Mirtle defends the emergency backup goalie rule: