Dec 23, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Dallas Stars right wing Valeri Nichushkin (43), defenseman Kevin Connauton (23), left wing Antoine Roussel (21), right wing Valeri Nichushkin (43) and center Cody Eakin (20) as the celebrate a power play goal in the third period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. The Stars won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars Power Countdown: 42 Days: Top Game of 13-14

Thursday is upon us, and the countdown remains consistently ticking away. 42 days until the Dallas Stars open up their regular season against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 9th at the American Airlines Center.

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. The Sweet 16 has already ended and the final eight teams have moved on. At the end of the Elite 8, I will announce the winners of the entire round and start up the Final 4, and so on and so forth. Sound fun? If so, great! If not, oh well.

Yesterday’s matchup was the first of the four games, being the Detroit Red Wings game from November 7th facing off against the Toronto Maple Leafs game from January 23rd.

TODAY’S MATCHUP: Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars on March 8th VS. Dallas Stars @ Los Angeles Kings on December 23rd

Minnesota @ Dallas, 4-3 F:

MODANO NIGHT! This does not need a MASSIVE description, just major props to Erik Cole, who showed up and made sure the Wild had no chance of spoiling Mo’s special night. From Kari Lehtonen’s head meeting the metal crossbar and bringing newly arrived backup Tim Thomas in to get his feet wet, to Cole turning into a human battering ram after lending his stick to Brenden Dillon and his third period beauty on the break that proved to be the game winner, you could not have asked for much more on this special night.

Dallas @ Los Angeles, 5-2 F:

This game truly had the “holiday spirit” attached. The Stars traveled to the Staples Center for their last game before Christmas and picked the Kings apart piece-by-piece. In a triumphant 5-2 victory that included Jamie Benn landed a fistful right in Robyn Regehr’s kisser to members of the Stars squad wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays in their tribute video, the Stars continued their winning ways from here throughout the rest of December.

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 Friday, August 29 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?

  • Wild @ Stars (81%, 13 Votes)
  • Stars @ Kings (19%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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