Dallas Stars Daily Links: The New “Super Line”

Last night’s line of Pavelski, Robertson, and Hintz made the most of their time on ice, pulling Dallas past the Lightning. Plus, highlights from the win, the NHL trade deadline approaches, and more.

Typically, Rick Bowness likes to spread out the offensive talent throughout his lineup. But last night, he opted to put the team’s three leading scorers — Joe Pavelski, Roope Hintz, and Jason Robertson — on the same line, with glowing results:

“If you watch them, Roope is skating well and Robo has found his game and found his confidence with the puck and they are smart players,” Pavelski said. “So it was just inserting myself and keeping up. We found some moments where we had the puck on some turnovers and made some plays.”

While Pavelski and Robertson have been healthy all season, Hintz has been in and out of the lineup. While all three players made their impact on the ice, Hintz’s presence was arguably the driving force behind their success:

“It just shows the value of having Roope in our lineup every night, the difference it makes and the games he hasn’t played, how much we’ve missed him,” Bowness said. “Chemistry of that line was very good but, again, the chemistry with Robo and Roope, they think the game the same and Robo’s really good at hanging on to the puck and letting Roope use his speed, and Pavs is smart enough to read off of the two of them and know where he’s supposed to be.”

You can read more from Saad Yousuf here.

Stars Stories

Mike Heika breaks down all you need to know from the Stars’ 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night:

Here are the highlights from the win if you missed it, including Miro Heiskanen’s incredible goal and Jake Oettinger’s equally impressive save:

Speaking of Oettinger, he’s impressed coaches and fellow goalies alike with how quickly he’s adapted to the NHL level:

Around the League

The rest of the Central Division also saw action last night:

  • Because the Stars can’t have nice things, the Chicago Blackhawks won last night, blanking the Florida Panthers 3-0. [Second City Hockey]
  • At least the Carolina Hurricanes were able to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, but it took a 4-3 win in overtime. [Canes Country]
  • Finally, the Nashville Predators laid down the smack on the Detroit Red Wings, defeating them 7-1. [On the Forecheck]/

Speaking of one-sided games, Mika Zibanejad scored a natural hat trick against the Philadelphia Flyers... again:

DownGoesBrown answers some insightful, truly thought provoking questions in his latest mailbag, like, uhh, this one?

Props to the Seattle Thunderbirds for taking action against such a horrible incident:

For those worried that the trade deadline may be non-existent up in Canada, this offers a little bit more hope:

Speaking of Canada, let’s check in on ex-Star Jack Campbell, who seems to be doing just fine with the Toronto Maple Leafs:

Finally, fan-submitted trade proposals tend to be very bad, but what about those from NHL executives?