Apr 11, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) and head coach Lindy Ruff celebrate the win over the St. Louis Blues at the American Airlines Center. The Stars shut out the Blues 3-0 and clinched the final playoff spot in the western conference. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars Power Countdown: 37 Days: Top Game of 13-14

It’s Tuesday, and the three-day weekend has ended. But the countdown remains ticking! 37 days until the Dallas Stars open their season up 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 and Elite 8 have already ended and the final four teams have moved on. At the end of the Final 4, I will announce the winners of the entire round and start up the championship round. Sound fun? If so, great! If not, oh well.

Yesterday’s matchup featured the first of the Final 4, being the Detroit Red Wings game from November 7th facing off against the Minnesota Wild game from March 8th.

TODAY’S MATCHUP: Dallas Stars @ Boston Bruins game from November 5th VS. St. Louis Blues @ Dallas Stars game from April 11th

Dallas @ Boston, 3-2 F (SO):

This one was a barnburner for the books! With the Stars losing an early 1-0 lead and then falling in a 2-1 hole with less than 10 minutes to go, they needed a hero, and #38 turned out to be the desirable candidate. After being hooked on a breakaway, Vernon Fiddler snapped a crafty backhander past the elite Tuukka Rask. This sent Stars fans through the roof, and TD Garden into a hole. After five anxious-filled minutes of overtime, the shootout was imminent and Patrice Bergeron started it off with a five hole sneaker on Kari Lehtonen. With the advantage resting with the Bruins, the crowd made sure to give former B and current Star Tyler Seguin a hearty bellow of boos, to which he responded with a rip past Rask. With Lehtonen stoning the rest of his competitors, Rich Peverley held the fate of both teams on his stick. As boos dwindled around him, he found Rask’s five hole and thus ended the game, sending the sea of black and gold home with no pity. Great game!

St. Louis @ Dallas, 3-0 F:

With playoff hopes on the line, the Stars answered the call and clinched their first postseason berth in six years. With a stacked St. Louis Blues squad visiting the AAC, the Stars managed to fend them off with an impressive 3-0 win. From Kari Lehtonen’s shutout, to Trevor Daley’s breakaway beauty, to Lindy Ruff’s smiling face and Jamie Benn’s post-game speech, it was one of the most memorable games of the Stars entire season.

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 Wednesday, September 3rd 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?

  • Blues @ Stars (69%, 11 Votes)
  • Stars @ Bruins (31%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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