Morning Skate- January 31, 2014


Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Stars nation! We hope everyone is having a great day so far. Hopefully today’s morning links will brighten your day a bit.

The Stars lost a tough one last night in overtime to the New Jersey Devils. The game went into OT after Tyler Seguin scored his 24th goal of the year with 52 seconds left in regulation. However, the Stars took a bad penalty less than a minute into overtime. Patrik Elias scored his 10th goal of the year for the winner.

Mistakes have plagued the Stars the last two games. Picking up a point helps somewhat but Dallas needs to end the first half on a high note. Otherwise they will be out of the playoff hunt when they get back from the Olympic break.

Now for today’s link:

Could the Stars be hosting a Winter Classic??? (FanSided)

Speaking of outdoor games, the NHL is reportedly looking to host 4 games outdoors next season. (TooManyMenOnTheSite)

Here’s the highlight of the night at the Trust us, you want to see this. (

Here’s a look at the New York Islanders playoff chances. (EyesOnIsles)

The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Phoenix Coyotes last night at home. (SabreNoise)

Editor In Leaf debates who will have a better career: Morgan Rielly or Jake Gardiner? (EditorInLeaf)

Finally, here are some trade rumors from around the league. (