Stars go 3-0 on western Canada roadtrip

jussihags.jpgSo I finally have my computer back (hurrah) so I am finally able to update about the games in Edmonton and Calgary.

Friday, the Stars played in Edmonton and finally got Jere Lehtinen back.  Edmonton was coming off a “humiliating” 3-0 loss to San Jose.

“We knew they were going to come out flying and it took us some time to put the pedal to the metal,” Turco said. “We were really lackluster in the first but we came out fairly unscathed, only down 1-0. We always seem to have good games against them and we responded well.”

And Turco was right, they were very much lackluster in the first, but that quickly changed.  Zack Stortini got the scoring started in that bad first period, putting the Oilers up 1-0.  That would be the only goal Turco would let past him.  Stars came back in the second ready to dominate, and they did.  Brenden Morrow tied the game 7 minutes into the 2nd and Stéphane Robidas put the Stars up 2-1 3 minutes later on a power play goal.   But the Stars didn’t stop there, coming back in the third to get a power play tally from Jussi Jokinen and even Steve Ott getting in the action, scoring on an empty net.  You could tell the Oilers were getting frustrated, but it was too little too late.  Stars won 4-1.  The three stars of the game:

  1. Mike Ribeiro
  2. Marty Turco
  3. Ethan Moreau

Saturday, Stars traveled to Calgary to take on the Flames.    Granted, I missed the first period because I was getting tattoos (happy early birthday to me), but luckily all the scoring took place during the 2nd period, which I got to see.  Like the game in Edmonton, Calgary scored first.  But just 8 minutes after Daymond Langkow got it in the net, so did Brenden Morrow.  And like the game the night before, that one goal was all Turco and the Stars would give up.  Niklas Hagman got the go ahead goal a little over 2 minutes into the second, and that was all the stars needed to win.  Steve Ott definitely got under their skin and it showed.   The three stars of that game were

  1. Marty Turco
  2. Jarome Iginla
  3. Daymond Langkow

All in all, it was a very successful road trip to Canada.  Stars return home today and take on the Vancouver Canucks, again, Tuesday night.

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2 Responses to “Stars go 3-0 on western Canada roadtrip”

  1. Patty (in Dallas) Says:

    Two very exciting games, eh? Very encouraging, the way they played. Especially Marty.

    Ott cracks me up.

  2. Jen Says:

    I’m just sad I missed most of both games lol Darn life getting in the way!

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