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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Let The Big Dogs Eat

May 9, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) scores a goal against Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) during the second period in game two of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Stars’ best players were their best players in Game 2. Nick Cotsonikas examines their impact.

It’s important that the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2. But what may be even more important is how they beat them.

In a new post, NHL.com columnist Nick Cotsonika examined the biggest difference-maker between the first two games in this series – the contributions of the Stars’ biggest stars:

After Game 1, DeBoer noted that Colorado’s top players were all over the score sheet and challenged some of his scorers to step up. He said Wednesday the forward group had a responsibility to make a difference and take pressure off the defense.

Center Roope Hintz, who had only one empty-net goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, had four points (one goal, three assists). Forward Tyler Seguin, who had no goals and three assists in the playoffs, scored a short-handed goal. Defenseman Miro Heiskanen scored two power-play goals.

“Those guys want to win,” DeBoer said. “They want to be difference-makers. They’re used to being difference-makers. It’s critical that those guys started to score, and we got scoring from the right guys.”

You can real the whole thing at NHL.com. [NHL]

And hey, while you’re at it, check out Taylor’s game recap at the big site.


Stars Stuff

It looks as if the biggest dog of all is famished right now.

And you gotta love it when the Victory Green Gang does stuff like this.

The Power Kill came through in a big way last night. Robert Tiffin takes a look at the role penalties played for both teams in Game 2.

Nils Lundkvist’s game was a mixed bag, but he did score the first playoffs point of his career last night. Can he get more chances to spell the top four on the road?

This series seems to have given The Players’ Tribune a feels flashback to the Stars’ 1999 Stanley Cup run. So much that they re-shared this Mike Modano article from all the way back in 2020.

The Story So Far – Round 2

  • The Florida Panthers tied their series with a resounding 6-1 Wednesday win over the Boston Bruins; Aleksander Barkov had two goals and two assists. [Litter Box Cats]
  • The Vancouver Canucks scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Edmonton Oilers in their own Game 1. [NHL]
  • And the New York Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 series lead over the Carolina Hurricanes with a 3-2 overtime win in Raleigh. [NHL]

Around The Leagues

Hard to get excited about NHL games when you can barely watch any of them. Is another big media merger the answer?

Turns out that a big controversy in Game 2 is kind of a big controversy throughout the league. Why should the refs have to call a major just to get a review?

It’s game day in Czechia, too! International hockey takes the stage as the #IIHFWorlds men’s championships kick off in Prague and Ostrava.

Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park – And Beautiful Boise

The Texas Stars took their first loss of the postseason as a desperate Milwaukee Admirals squad fought back against a Division Semifinals sweep.

Head coach Neil Graham talked to the media about how the T-Stars can close the deal.

The Idaho Steelheads need a win tonight to get level in a 2-1 series with the Kansas City Mavericks.

But it didn’t stop blueliner Matt Register from making history.

Finally

Well, you heard it here first (well, second, if you listen to Stargazing…). Stars in 6! Air Corg says so.