Dallas Stars Daily Links: Shootouts Suck

We all agree on that, right? Plus, highlights from last night’s loss, a playoff race update, and more.

Well, last night’s loss to the Vancouver Canucks was disappointing. Even more so since it went to a shootout, which I might have jinxed the Dallas Stars into last Friday. Sorry about that, everyone. Won’t happen again. (Editor: I told you, Tyler. Why does no one ever listen to the editor?)

Anyways, let’s just jump into the fun stuff about the game, shall we? First up is this beautiful sequence between Valeri Nichushkin and Jamie Benn:

Next is Taylor Fedun playing the part of the hero and making sure the Stars got at least a point:

And then the coin flip happened. Even though most people don’t like it, including Tyler Seguin:

Here’s what Jim Montgomery had to say about the game:

Another performance from Anton Khudobin with only two goals, and somehow yet another loss:

Stars Stories

You know what sucks more than the shootout? Antoine Roussel got injured right before his return to Dallas:

I say this a lot, but I absolutely love the Stars’ 2017 draft. Congratulations to Jason Robertson:

Central Census

Man, it was not a good time to be a Central team heading into overtime yesterday:

  • Like the Stars, the St. Louis Blues also fell in the shootout, losing 4-3 to the Buffalo Sabres. [Die by the Blade]
  • The Minnesota Wild didn’t even make it to the coin flip, losing 3-2 to the New York Islanders in overtime. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche did the smart thing and avoided the the extra inning altogether, instead shutting out the New Jersey Devils 3-0. [Mile High Hockey]/

Couple that all with an Arizona Coyotes overtime loss on Saturday, and you get this:

Hey, it looks like when you give a former third overall pick decent minutes and good linemates, they actually produce. Imagine that:

From Friday, Down Goes Brown breaks down why increased scoring doesn’t mean we’re out of the “Dead Puck Era”:

Finally, need some last minute fantasy advice for championships? Got you covered: