Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Beat Capitals 4-2

The Stars won in Washington last night. Plus, a look back at the weekend, and what the GMs talked about at their latest meeting.

With a 4-2 win last night, the Stars improved their already sparkling record against the Capitals.

Here’s Jason Spezza’s game-winning goal.

The Stars’ victory also snapped Washington’s home game winning streak at 15.

"I heard some rumors [about the streak], some of the guys were talking about it," said Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen. "But I wasn't too focused on that. I was more worried about how to stop [Capitals forward] Alex Ovechkin."

Lehtonen was outstanding for a second consecutive game, stopping Ovechkin nine times Monday night, and turning away 33 other shots for a season-high 42 saves in leading the Stars to victory at Verizon Center.

More importantly, the win meant happy dads!

Extra shout-out to Adam Cracknell’s dad.

Barry Trotz was less enthusiastic about the trip.

There’s more on the win at the link. [Stars]

In Mike Heika’s latest Stars chat, he answers your questions about goaltending, offseason moves, and more. [SportsDayDFW]

Sean Shapiro’s latest podcast recalls a few former Stars.

On the first day of their annual three-day meeting, the league’s 31 general managers discussed the league’s future, the current point format, and more. [TSN]

It also covered How to Avoid People 101.

Sean McIndoe names the teams with the best chances at the Stanley Cup and recaps the past weekend. [Sportsnet]

The Golden Knights have their first player.

Bo Horvat is a rising star for the Canucks (and Jamie Benn gets a shout-out from Richard Bachman). [NHL]

Congratulations are in order to Joe Thornton, who reached a milestone mark in the Sharks’ 3-2 win over the Jets.

The league’s current playoff format is hurting teams in the Atlantic Division. [Sportsnet]

Jack Eichel is putting together a solid season for the Sabres. [The Hockey News]

And finally, just in case you’re keeping track.