Good afternoon, Stars fans! The weekend is almost upon us, and that means a quick two more days to fly through in our countdown! Ales Hemsky days (get it? 83? maybe not) until the Stars open their season against the Chicago Blackhawks at the American Airlines Center.
Let’s look at how the Stars did in the sweep category this year:
The Dallas Stars finished their regular season with a multitude of being the sweepers and the sweepees. The Stars swept a total of four teams and were swept by a total of six teams during the 2013-2014 year.
The Stars pulled off a sweep of the Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, and Vancouver Canucks.
They beat the Capitals by a combined score of 7-1 and completely dominated the Eastern Conference team throughout their two-game series. Dustin Jeffrey scored his first two goals as a Star during the second meeting with the Caps.
They swept the Buffalo Sabres by a combined score of 7-5 and both games became very entertaining to watch. Alex Goligoski ended up tallying a goal in each of the meetings.
They defeated the Ottawa Senators twice throughout last year. Although one game was a shootout victory that spurred off of a Senator’s 6-on-5 goal with mere seconds remaining in the third to tie it up, they Stars still won both games. They ended up outscoring the Sens 7-4 in the two meetings.
The Vancouver Canucks were the only team that Stars swept in a series that lasted more than two games. The Stars won all three games against the Canucks by a combined score of a whopping 12-3. The Canucks took one goal per game, but Tyler Seguin was able to steal one of his three hat tricks in a bout last March.
I will do a post on who swept the Stars tomorrow. Will the Stars be able to sweep more than four teams this year?
83 days till puck drop.
Comments and questions below and Go Stars.