Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Look For Energy As A Long Week Begins

With four games in six days, Montgomery may need to shake up his lines. Plus, the night in #Murder, the Vladimir Tarasenko update, and more.

The Dallas Stars can only count on so much luck from the Western Conference. They’ll need to look fresh for the next few games – and the next few games are all coming in less than a week.

Head coach Jim Montgomery already has an idea of how he wants to share duties for the hardworking goalie pair of Ben Bishop and Anton Khudobin, writes Mark Stepneski:

“We know that Bish is going to go Tuesday night (in Buffalo),” Montgomery said. “Definitely we’ll alternate them on the back-to-back with Minnesota and Vegas but which way we are not sure yet.”

The Stars are coming off a 2-1 loss to Chicago on Saturday that snapped their winning streak at four games, a loss in which Montgomery noted that the team didn’t have “tons of energy.”

With the four games coming up in six nights, Montgomery said he could be looking to rotate players in and out of the lineup to keep the energy levels up.

There’s more at Mark’s place, including his Western Conference tracker. [Stars Inside Edge]

Stars Stuff

There’s a familiar face among the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week. (Looking at you, Bish.)

Sean Shapiro has quick profiles on Joel L’Esperance, Roope Hintz and more in his latest roundup.

Do the lines from yesterday’s practice indicate some possible change-ups for tonight’s game against the Buffalo Sabres?

#Fancystats or no, Monty loves him some Roman Polak

Around The League(s)

Three Cases Of #Murder

  • Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier extended their point streaks to five games as they helped the San Jose Sharks shut out the Minnesota Wild 3-0. [Fear The Fin]
  • A Hawks win...helps? Brendan Perlini racked up a hat trick as the Chicago Blackhawks hung a loss on the Arizona Coyotes, 7-1. [Second City Hockey]
  • And Petr Mrazek stopped 38 shots as the Colorado Avalanche were shut out by the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-0. [Mile High Hockey]/

Mark sums up a lucky evening for the Victory Green gang.

The St. Louis Blues haven’t been nearly so fortunate. Vladimir Tarasenko will be out of their lineup for at least another week.

How should the Vancouver Canucks deal with hot prospect and new signee Quinn Hughes? Drop him directly into the deep end, writes Steven Ellis.

It’s a bad look any time, but especially during Hockey Is For Everyone season – and the NHL is taking action on the possible use of homophobic language during a Tampa Bay Lightning-Toronto Maple Leafs game.

And there is always, always a worse owner out there, even if you’re a Sens fan.

Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park

The Texas Stars rallied, and boosted their playoff hopes, with a big win over the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday.

Defenseman Niklas Hansson is rounding into form at a great time for the team.


If you didn’t get to celebrate #NationalNappingDay on your own, this prank on the Canes’ Warren Foegele may think you think it was just as well. Enjoy.