Apr 11, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Ryan Garbutt (16) and defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) celebrate the win over the St. Louis Blues at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars Power Countdown: 35 Days: THE FINAL ROUND

It’s Thursday, and the weekend is creeping up slowly. So is the Dallas Stars season opener! 35 days until the Dallas Stars open up their 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 ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, considering it is the final poll. The Sweet 16, Elite 8, and Final 4 have already ended and the final two teams have moved on. At the end of the championship, I will announce the winner of the entire bracket and THE best game of the Stars 2013-2014 regular season, as voted by YOU. Sound fun? If so, great! If not, oh well.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP: St. Louis Blues @ Dallas Stars game from April 11th VS. Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars game from March 8th

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.

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.

So you vote now! You have until 2:30 PM CST on Thursday, September 11th to cast your vote and tell everyone else to vote as well! Do your part to help the game you like better move on and become reigning champion until the end of next season!

Which Was The Better Game Of The Stars 2013-2014 Regular Season?

  • Blues @ Stars (66%, 27 Votes)
  • Wild @ Stars (34%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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Comments and questions below, and as always, thanks for reading and voting! Go Stars.

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