Saturday has arrived and with it comes the weekend. But the Stars power countdown tags along as well! 47 days until the Dallas Stars open up their season against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 9th at the American Airlines Center.
I’ve started a new series, and if you didn’t catch yesterday’s poll, tough luck.
I have made a bracket, one like you would see for the NBA or NHL playoffs, of the 16 best games of the Dallas Stars 2013-2014 regular season. I’m sure you will agree entirely with the 16 games I have chosen, and if not, then just play along and comment at the end with which one you feel should have been given a chance and won.
So, I will put a poll up for each of the next 15 days featuring one of the games, with a brief argument for why it should be considered. Then, you can go to the bottom and vote on which one you think deserves to move on to the next round. The poll will expire 24 hours after it is put up, just in time for the next bracket of games to be put up. At the end of the Sweet 16, I will announce the winners of the entire round and start up the Elite 8, and so on and so forth. Sound fun? If so, great! If not, oh well.
Yesterday’s matchup featured the fifth of the first eight polls, showing the Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game on November 5th facing off against the Dallas Stars @ Chicago Blackhawks game on December 3rd.
TODAY’S MATCHUP: San Jose Sharks @ Dallas Stars on October 17th VS. Pittsburgh Penguins @ Dallas Stars on January 25th
San Jose @ Dallas, 4-3 F (SO):
One of the first games of the season, and by far the most entertaining of October. With Kari Lehtonen absent on account of a lower-body injury, Dan Ellis had to make his point that he deserved to hold the title of backup goalie. With the undefeated in any fashion San Jose Sharks coming into town, he knew it would be a difficult task to conquer. A mere nine seconds after the puck had dropped, Tyler Kennedy scored a wrister on Ellis’ top shelf, and most Stars fans felt that it was going to be a sad game. But as Dallas held their ground and answered to each of San Jose’s three goals, one by one, they saw themselves sitting in overtime and eventually in a shootout. With Dan Ellis stoning all three attempts from the Sharks and Alex Chiasson ripping one glove side to win it, the night was saved by two players who don’t even call Dallas their home anymore!
Pittsburgh @ Dallas, 3-0 F:
After a depressing January that led the Stars to a 1-8-1 record to start the New Year, they found a way to get back on their heels during a 5 game homestand, going 3-1-1 and producing quality offense and netminding while doing it. The third of these games was when the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Eastern Conference’s best team at that time, came to town, and Dallas handled them rather easily. With a 3-0 win in front of a sold-out crowd, there was a lot to be excited about. Whether you were grinning over Kari Lehtonen’s second shutout of the week, or the mass of Penguins fans in the stands watching their team get wrecked, or the fact that Dallas rang shots off the post three times so it could have been 6-0, or that over the homestand up to that point the Stars outscored their opponent 14-1, or simply that the Stars beat the Penguins, it was a fantastic game to watch and take part in!
So, you vote now! Be on the lookout tomorrow for the next edition of this playoffs series! You have until 2:30 PM CST on Sunday, August 24 to cast your vote and help the game you thought was better to move on! VOTE BELOW.
Which Was The Better Game Of The Stars 2013-2014 Regular Season?
- Penguins @ Stars (71%, 10 Votes)
- Sharks @ Stars (29%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 14
Comments and questions below, and as always thanks for reading! Go Stars.
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