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Liveblog: Stars vs. Kings 03/26/09 Happy Edition

March 26, 2009

You can pretty much count on these for every game remaining this season (unless a personal obligation gets in the way).  Prepare for another interesting/close game between these 2 teams.

1st period

Positive #1: Daley was at least able to leave the ice upright.

Positive #2: Kings take a penalty.  WOO!! (bout 15:00)

Positive #3: Stars managed to kill the Kings power play.  Phew

Positive #4: Fishsticks out with Robi!!!!

Positive #5: Wandell smiling at the camera.  <3

Positive #6: Kings take another penalty! (7:05)

Positive #7: Barchie finally fighting with Ivanans after he knocked Daley out of the game.

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Liveblog: Stars vs. Sharks 02/23/09

February 23, 2009

So it’s no secret, my updates have definitely not been up to par lately.  I blame this on one thing; one word with 10 letters.  Addiction.  Yes, my friends I have developed a very unhealthy addiction to something called the Wii.  I have decided that the system is extremely evil (butomgiloveitsomuch), especially when playing a game that involves Yoshi.

So, here is a liveblog to force me to update as the Sharks visit Dallas.  The NHL is on Versus and The Shootout.

Before the game even starts, we get bad news the Mo is a late scratch with the flu.  This does not bode well for a team already missing 3 big names.

1st period
20:00:
Stars start with Parrish, Sutherby and Neal. That seems..interesting.

19:06: At least one line is still in tact, Ribbons with Lehts and Otter.

17:40: Oh Roenacker.  I forgot about you.

16:28: *clap clap* *clap clap* I miss games at the AAC.

16:00: Do my eyes deceive me?  Did I just see Nisky check someone?  I’m in shock.  And in need of more Red Bull.

15:00: Eriksson is out with Brunnstrom and Petersen in the middle.  That could be a promising line!  Toby’s been playing pretty well lately.

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Breaking News: Marty Turco is made of win

February 13, 2009

Wow wow and wow.  Marty carried this team to another win against the Canucks.  He let in one goal from Taylor Pyatt, and after that decided that was enough.

JUMP! (For my love)

JUMP! (For my love)

But he will not be getting any love, really, other than getting the 3rd star of the game.

The Swedes were definitely out in full force, on both teams.  All 9 of them on the ice tonight played hard, and 2 of our Swedes managed to get a point.  Loui Eriksson got the first Stars goal, from Matt Niskanen and Mike Modano on a power play.  Then Loui got an assist from a great goal from Joel Lundqvist, his first goal in 11 months!  Marty Turco also got an assist.  I kept yelling at him to shoot it after the Canucks pulled their goalie, but sadly he did not hear me from my house.  One day man, one day.

The three Stars were

  1. Marty Turco
  2. Loui Eriksson
  3. Daniel Sedin

Tomorrow night the Stars will be taking on Chicago.  My memory only goes back as far as 2003, and they haven’t won on Valentine’s Day My Birthday from at least that year on. (That game sucked, btw, the one in 03.)  Cross your fingers!

Stars go 3-1 against the Wings this season

January 30, 2009

HOLY COW!  That is pretty much all I can say.  I honestly can’t remember the last time the Stars did that.

They came out early with the fight to win, going up 4-0 by 2 minutes into the second period.  Otter got the scoring started just over 10 minutes in on a power play when he tipped in a shot from Brad Richards at the point.  Then, just a little over a minute later, Jere Lehtinen got the Stars second power play goal of the night!!!  Chris Conner got into the scoring with under 2 minutes left, shooting the puck at the net right after Modano on the face off.

After the Stars owned the first period, the Wings made a goalie change from Osgood to Conklin.  But just 2 minutes into the second, Loui Eriksson made it 4-0 with ANOTHER power play goal.  Can you believe that?  The Stars who had suffered all season on special teams managed 3 power play goals against the Red Wings.

Hossa and Lilja managed to get the Wings on the board in the second period, but 4-2 would be the final score between the two teams.

I am just so estatic.  With that win, the Stars are tied with 51 points with 4 other teams, ranging from 7th-11th place in the standings.

We can do this y’all!!

Goaliepalooza 2009

January 12, 2009

That is how Razor referred to this game, and that is what it was.  100%.  Both Marty Turco and Ilya Bryzgalov managed to get a shutout in the first 65 minutes of this game, forcing it into a shutout.  You know what sucks though?  Getting a shutout and still losing.  It blows, a lot.

Anyway, the entire game was very disciplined and well played from both ends.  Each team had their strengths.  At the end of 65 minutes, the Stars lead in shots 38 to 28, they also lead in faceoff wins 30 to 23.  Phoenix, ever, beat the Stars (even literally on the ice) in hits 36 to 20.  In gathering my notes, they also gave me a paper cut.  Ouch.

Anyway, it took a shootout to decide this one, 5 rounds of a shootout, due to the fantastic goalies.

  1. Brad Richards was up first, who went fast down the middle only to have Bryz stop it
  2. Joakim Lindstrom was first for the Coyotes, which Marty stopped
  3. Loui Eriksson faked before he shot, but did not fool Ilya.
  4. Peter Mueller got the first goal of the shootout
  5. Mike Ribeiro was up, and did another fancy move and scored before running over Bryz
  6. Olli Jokinen was up to finish the game, but Marty wouldn’t go down so quick.
  7. James Neal, our shining rookie, used an old Jussi trick and got it past Ilya.
  8. Steven Reinprecht got one past Marty as well, tying it up again.
  9. Mike Modano was up, but Bryz wasn’t going to let America’s Greatest Born scorer beat him
  10. Kyle Turris finished the game, getting Phoenix the 2 points in the shootout.

Not surprising, the 3 stars of the games were 2 goalies and the shootout winner, Ilya Bryzgalov, Marty Turco and Kyle Turris in order.  It really was a fantastic, well played game on both ends.

Stars get a well deserved team win

January 3, 2009

New Years Eve hasn’t been the best for the Stars since 2002, which was their last win on the festive night.  The Stars made sure they ended 2008 with a bang, winning 4-2 over the New Jersey Devils.  Granted, the Devil’s team was tired having played the night before in St Louis.  The Stars used that to their advantage.

Despite having played the night before, the Devils came out strong at the beginning of the first.  The Stars got into penalty trouble because of this, but it was Loui Eriksson that got the scoring started.  He got the Stars first short-handed goal of the season to put them up 1-0.  The Devils came back to make the score 2-1 in their favor by the end of the second.

The Stars came out fighting in the second period, forcing the momentum going their way.  With hit after hit and the Devils taking penalty after penalty, Landon Wilson tied the game and Mark Parrish got a power play goal to give the Stars their second lead of the game.  They held the Devils to only 2 shots the entire period.

They came out hot again in the third, getting to finish a 5-on-3 that had transpired at the end of the second. Stars didn’t manage to get a goal, but it helped keep the momentum where they needed it.  To finish off the night, Loui Eriksson got his 20th goal of the season on the empty net to make the final 4-2.

All in all, it was a fantastic win for the Stars.  They played as a team, every player playing their role.  I think this was the first game, also, that we really got to see what Brian Sutherby is able to do.  2009 is definitely looking up.

Stars bookend Christmas with wins

December 29, 2008

That makes for a great holiday season for Stars fans.  The Stars have gone 4-0-1 in their last 5 games, 9 points they so desperately need.

The last game before the holidays, December 23rd against the Maple Leafs, was a beating for the Leafs.  Only 4 Stars players did not register a point in the 8-2 win; Loui Eriksson, Toby Petersen, Brian Sutherby and Darryl Sydor.  Even Marty Turco got into the action by getting an assist on Neal’s 3rd goal.  Yes, Neals third goal, our little rookie got his first hat trick in his career that night.  It was an extremely high scoring game (obviously) so here is the run down.

1st Period

  • James Neal (Trevor Daley, Jere Lehtinen)
  • Steve Ott (Mike Ribeiro, Fabian Brunnstrom)
  • Fabian Brunnstrom (Steve Ott, Stephane Robidas)
  • PPG Brad Richards (Stephane Robidas, Mike Modano)

2nd Period

  • Krystopher Barch (Landon Wilson, Trevor Daley)
  • Mike Ribeiro (Landon Wilson, Matt Niskanen)
  • James Neal (Nicklas Grossman, Jere Lehtinen)
  • Jason Blake (Dominic Moore, Tomas Kaberle)

3rd Period

  • Mikhail Grabovski (Andre Deveaux, Lee Stempniak)
  • PPG James Neal (Andrew Hutchinson, Marty Turco)

The three stars of the game were

  1. James Neal
  2. Stephane Robidas
  3. Trevor Daley

Phew.  Then 2 days after Christmas, the Stars took on division rivals Anaheim Ducks. It was a close game, having to be decided in overtime.  Scoring was as follows

1st Period

  • Chris Kunitz (Ryan Gatzlaf, Chris Pronger)

2nd Period

  • Brad Richards (Toby Petersen)

3rd Period

  • PPG James Neal (Mike Ribeiro, Mike Modano)
  • PPG Brendan Morrison (Andrew Ebbett, Bret Hedican)
  • Brendan Morrison (Bobby Ryan, Steve Montador)
  • Mike Ribeiro (Steve Ott, James Neal)

Overtime

  • Mike Modano (Brad Richards, Mike Ribeiro)

Three stars of the night were

  1. Mike Ribeiro
  2. Brendan Morrison
  3. James Neal

Current Streaks are as follows

  • Mike Modano – 1 goal, 2 assists for 3 points in 2 games
  • James Neal – 4 goals, 1 assist for 5 points in 2 games
  • Steve Ott – 1 goal, 2 assists for 3 points in 2 games
  • Mike Ribeiro – 2 goals, 7 assists for 9 points in 5 games
  • Brad Richards – 4 goals, 6 assists for 10 points in 5 games

2009 Calender is now available

December 23, 2008

The 2009 Modern Luxury Stars Calender is now for sale.  They began selling it at the game against the Blue Jackets Thursday and are now available at the Frisco Star Center as of yesterday.  Other Star Center’s should have it within the week I believe.  Being that I am currently without a scanner, I will just tell you who is what month

  • January – Nicklas Grossman & Matt Niskanen
  • February – Steve Ott
  • March –  Joel Lundqvist & Loui Eriksson
  • April – Mike Modano
  • May – Sergei Zubov
  • June – Jere Lehtinen
  • July – Marty Turco
  • August – Stephane Robidas
  • September – Trevor Daley
  • October – Brad Richards
  • November – Mike Ribeiro
  • December – Brenden Morrow

In other news, the Stars lost in overtime Saturday 5-4 against the Ottawa Senators.  The good news was that we got 1 point, and since it was an eastern conference team, we didn’t give any points up to a team also fighting for a playoff spot in the west.  The other fantastic news was Jere Lehtinen played and is finally off injured reserve.  Everyone celebrate!

Stars come out with another win

December 18, 2008

It was all Stars on the scoresheet Tuesday night when the Coyotes were in town.  With a final of 2-1 in overtime, Loui Eriksson gets his 13th and 14th goal of the season and ex-Star Todd Fedoruk gets his 4th of the season for the Coyotes.

The Stars started off well in the first period, looking much better than the awful loss Saturday in Nashville.  It didn’t take long to get the Stars up 1-0.  With a nice feed from behind the net, Chris Conner got the puck to Loui Eriksson whose patience paid off to get the Stars on the board.  Brad Ricahrds also go the assist.  The rest of the game ended up being a battle between goalies, and both seemed up to the task.  Both Ilya Bryzgalov and Marty Turco made fantastic saves.  It wasn’t until the third period that Fedoruk finally got the puck past Turco with a wrist shot.  It took almost the entire overtime before the Stars would emerge victorious.  With 1:20 left in OT, Loui Eriksson got his second of the night with a shot off his backhand from Mike Ribeiro.

It was 2 points the Stars definitely needed and those 2 points got the Stars out of the basement in the western conference.  They’re one step up, just 6 steps to go before they are back in a playoff spot.

Holy cow, Stars win 2 in a row

December 3, 2008

For the first time since February, the Stars have managed to string together 2 wins.  I am in shock and I am excited!!  The Flames had been on a 3-game win streak, and had been playing pretty well!

Marty stepped up to help keep us in the game, especially in the second period.  Our defense definitely weren’t up to par, but Marty was there to make those saves we had become accustomed to him making last season.

The Stars never trailed in this game, I can’t remember the last time I said that.  They left the first period up 1-0 with a goal from Toby Petersen.  Then left the second period up 2-1 thanks to Fabian Brunnstrom.  Loui Eriksson sealed the deal in the last 15 seconds of the game with an empty net goal to make the final 3-1.

Is this what a confident team looks like?  I had forgotten.  Could this rally be because Avery wasn’t there?  That is entirely possible.  After watching this TSN video, it does seem Avery wasn’t too popular in the locker room.

Stars are going to face the Edmonton Oilers tonight in Edmonton, let’s cross our fingers.