Dallas Stars Daily Links: Rise of the Rookies

Both Jason Robertson and Jake Oettinger have performed exceptionally well lately.

Dallas Stars rookie goaltender Jake Oettinger has been receiving a lot of buzz lately, especially after last Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He’s been praised by fans, media, coaches, and even his fellow players:

“It was phenomenal by Jake,” said Jason Robertson. “I think there were 20 shots in the first period, and we could not have got that point without him for sure... I think he is one of the better goalies in the NHL as a rookie.”

Of course, Oettinger isn’t the only Stars’ rookie excelling this season — Robertson himself has been on fire lately, notching two assists and a shootout goal in that same Lightning game:

“My confidence just comes from playing really well,” Robertson said. “There is some stuff I could’ve really worked on. I needed to do better in the first period. I thought I could be harder on pucks and getting pucks out and getting more on the forecheck, so we kind of have to roll as a team.

You can read more about the Stars’ rookies, as well as the impact of other Stars players, from Mike Heika here.

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Around the League

No one from the Central Division played last night, so I’m going to highlight how the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 9-0. With seven of those coming in the second period:

So this is, uhh, a thing apparently:

The trade deadline gets closer every day, so the Athletic’s beat writers took a crack at predictions for each team:

Taylor Hall will likely get a lot of suitors, but where will he end up?

The New York Islanders will be without captain Anders Lee for the rest of the season:

Finally, trying to watch as much hockey as possible? Check out the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four: