Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Get Much Needed Win in Los Angeles

After looking loss in Las Vegas, the Stars managed to comeback and pull out an overtime win over the Kings. Plus, the Senators make a head coaching change, John Tavares has a rough trip to New York, and more.

With just a little more than a month of hockey left in the NHL regular season, every point counts. That’s something the Dallas Stars kept in mind as they took on the Los Angeles Kings, the worst team in the west, in a game that should have probably been an easy win:

“Everyone in this locker room is aware of where we’re at in the standings,” forward Blake Comeau said. “Everyone’s keeping tabs on what other teams are doing, but I think the most important part is that we take care of our own business.

Of course “probably” doesn’t always mean it happens. The Stars actually had to claw back from a 3-2 deficit heading into the third to pull out an overtime win in Los Angeles. But as they say, a win is a win, and the Stars delivered:

“I never talk about results,” Montgomery said. “Everybody knows the standings, everybody knows where we are and how important winning tonight meant. The players put that onus on themselves.”

You can read more in Matthew DeFranks’ piece here.

Other Stars News

Here is Jim Montgomery’s post game interview from the game:

And here’s something to kill the mood a little:

No other Central team played last night. In fact, the only Western bubble team that played (and won) besides Dallas was the Arizona Coyotes, which means the Stars are back in a playoff spot (for now):

Around the League:

Big news today is that the Ottawa Senators have finally fired head coach Guy Boucher, and his replacement might seem a little familiar:

Least surprising part of this poll: NHL players don’t want to play for Edmonton Oilers head coach Ken Hitchcock:

John Tavares made his homecoming when the Toronto Maple Leafs traveled to play the New York Islanders last night. He had quite the warm reception:

The Islanders ended up pummeling the Maple Leafs 6-1, so call it even?

Hindsight is 20/20, but remember how the Stars could have drafted Alex DeBrincat?

Finally, if you thought Peter Chiarelli was bad at trades...