With the month of November now in the rearview mirror, the 2018-19 regular season is well underway for the Dallas Stars. But with December now on the forefront, what did we learn about the team in the month prior that could affect their success going forward?
In any typical NHL season, the month of November is where teams really begin to take shape. And if that ends up being the case for the Dallas Stars, they should be alright.
Serving as the first full month and second overall of the regular season, it’s a time for
Now that it’s Dec. 1 and the Stars look ahead to another month of action, there’s a lot to look back on over the past 30 days. There were some good parts and some not-so-good parts, but Dallas made it through and will hop into December play still in the thick of the race. That’s impressive, to say the least.
In a year that already boasted its fair share of uphill battles with a new head coach in Jim Montgomery, new schemes to learn, and a new arsenal of players to incorporate, the Dallas Stars have been dealt even more over the past month. In their first 26 games overall, they have been given a handful of different challenges, with all of them in need of a response.
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Their answer? A 14-10-3 record with 31 points and a current hold on the first wild card spot in the Western Conference. They sit just six points out of first place in the division and only three points out of third place.
Considering the circumstances, that is not much to look down on. When it is all said and done, their play in the month of November may end up being what saves the Stars’ season.
But just what was it that we learned about the Dallas Stars in November? They had a strenuous schedule to work through that included 15 games in a 28-day span. Ten of those came on the road, meaning there were a number of trips to handle.
That’s only hitting the tip of the iceberg, though, in what could be the most intriguing month of the Stars’ regular season come April.
Let’s take a look at some of the most influential things we learned about the Dallas Stars in the month of November.