First off, the Stars came home from their very cold weekend trip in Canada with 2 points out of 4. Not too shabby.
The first game against the Oilers was a tad sad on our end. The Oilers took control of the game and made sure they kept it. The final ended up being 4-1, with James Neal getting the lone Stars goal. Barchie got into 2 fights and got a 10 minute misconduct. Landon Wilson got into a fight of his own and ended up hitting the ice pretty hard and got a rib injury. Thank goodness the Stars had already called up Chris Conner.
Sunday went much better for the Stars against the Canucks. It was an evenly matched game, I thought. Both teams played well, and both had a fair amount of chances. It ended up going to a shootout, and the Stars pulled the 2 points thanks to Marty and rookie James Neal, who got the winning shoot out goal.
Onto the best news of all, the Stars will in fact have a player in the All-Star game this year. That player is the wonderful Mike Modano! He is making his 7th All-Star appearance in his career. I couldn’t think of a better person on our team to get it. He is having a great season for being so “old”, having 13 goals and assists for 26 points, best for 4th on the team! You can see the rest of the roster here.
The YoungStars will be announced Friday, and they’d be crazy not to take Neal.