Dallas Stars Daily Links: Time to Respond

Vegas bounced back from their lackluster Game 1 performance — now Dallas needs to do the same. Plus, how the Lightning landed Brayden Point, the NHL Draft gets a date, and more.

After dominating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1, the Dallas Stars were in turn pummeled in Game 2.

It was hard for the Stars to build any momentum during the game, in large part due to an excessive number of well-deserved penalties. Add in some failures in the offensive zone and other areas, and you get a dud of a game:

“Those are self-inflicted problems,” [Rick] Bowness said. “They played a great game, give them a lot of credit, but when you lose that many faceoffs and you take that many penalties, there is no chance you can get any flow to your game.”

It was one of those games where you just have to shake it off and move on. Vegas did that successfully after coming out flat in the first game of the series —  now Dallas needs to do the same:

“We expected them to come out hard and respond, they’re a good hockey team,” said Stars center Tyler Seguin. “Vegas is a great team, they’ve been the favorites all along. We expected them to respond, and I expect us to respond next game.”

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Here’s what else Rick Bowness had to say about the loss:

Sean Shapiro gives his own insight into the loss in his latest 20/20:

On the bright side, Jake Oettinger didn’t allow a single goal in his 20 minutes of play, so he’s officially as good as Robin Lehner!

Around the League

When the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup, there’s a good chance Brayden Point wins the Conn Smythe. And to think anyone could have had him...

On the other end of the playoff spectrum, Down Goes Brown put together his annual team of playoff disappointments:

Here’s an in-depth look at Bill Zito, the new General Manager of the Florida Panthers:

The NHL Draft has been scheduled for October 6-7, with Free Agency beginning on the 9th:

Finally, what is the future for the Golden Knights in net? Jesse Granger takes a look at whether or not Robin Lehner will stick around in Vegas: