Archive for the ‘Toby Petersen’ Category

Petersen out a month

February 24, 2009

Toby Petersen will be out at least a month due to a broken bone in his foot.  This couldn’t come at a worst time with all the injuries the Stars have already sustained.

In better news, the club has recalled forward Chris Conner.  Here’s hoping we get to see another round of the Neal-Modano-Conner line.

If the Stars Insider could stop showing the same Ice Girls segment every week, I’d appreciate it.

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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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

1-1 isn’t bad!

December 8, 2008

That’s the Stars record of the last 2 games.

Wednesday, the Stars played the Edmonton Oilers the day after defeating  the Calgary Flames 3-1.  It wasn’t too great of a loss, 5-2.  I can’t say I didn’t expect it, only because even last season when the Stars had back to back games they won one and lost the other.  Mike Modano got the 2 goals for the Stars.  He’s really having a great season, playing like he’s young again.

Then Friday night the Stars were back home against the Avalanche.  The last time the two teams met back in October the Stars fell 5-4.  This time was different.  The game was scoreless until Toby Petersen got the Stars up 1-0 in the second period.  Marty Turco was a-mazing.  Until the last minute, when Svatos got one past Turco after the Avs pulled Budaj.  It remained scoreless through overtime and eventually Mike Modano won the game for the Stars.  It was a fantastic win, and it seems this Avery thing has only brought the team together.  Finally actually playing as a team.  It’s awesome to see, and it’s about time it happened.

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.

Liveblog: Stars vs. Oilers 11/30/08

November 30, 2008

Why not, I have nothing else to do today.  Might as well share the pain with all the other Stars fan out there.  Liveblog will commense at 4:30, when the pregame starts.

First off, here is some good: 3 Stars players are currently on a point streak

  • Loui Eriksson is on a 4-game point streak, earning 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points
  • James Neal is on a 2-game point streak with 3 goals
  • Brad Richards is on a 3-game point streak with 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points

Yes, that is the only positive I can find right now.  See y’all when we play Edmonton.

PRE-GAME

They mention that Sergei Zubov won’t be playing tonight, out with an undisclosed injury.  Fantastic.  He took that weird hit on the boards last game.  He didn’t practice yesterday.  They mention the trade, and Ludy says his stats tell him he’s somewhat of an offensive minded defenseman and is being brought in to possibly help the offense.  Ugh.  Just what we need.  Razor says the Stars need offense, but they don’t.  They need DECENT DEFENSE!  This is our main failure this season.  Get with the program people.

Crazy hair Ric Renner is holding a mask of Razor on himself.  Wow.  I forgot it’s Ralph and Razor night at the AAC night tonight.  At least Ric Rinner understands it’s about defense.  Why is it he’s the only one who seems to be on my side?  The Stars players seem confident that they can work to get themselves into the playoffs.  Good luck guys, seriously.

Mike Modano has been moved to the wing tonight with Brad Richards at center and Loui Eriksson as the other winger.  Modano seems excited, so hopefully this is a good sign.  He seems a little too happy…..I’m scared.

And now they go to Crazy hair who is with Tippett, and Crazy Hair managed to get him to laugh.  Holy shit.  He talks about how Marty needs to play like a top player.  Which is so true.  Crazy hair mentions that when both he and Tippett wear blue they are undefeated.  Oi.  Don’t say shit like that.

And here we go…..ugh.

1ST PERIOD

20:00: Richards, Modano and Eriksson make up the opening line and Oilers start with the faceoff win.

19:30: They have Robi back with Grossman I notice as Grossman lets the puck go through his legs.

19:00: Second line is out now, Ribeiro with Avery and Neal.  Sydor and Daley on the blueline.

17:50: Janik is out with Niskanen.  Petersen, Conner and Parrish is the third line tonight.

17:10: 4th line is out. Barchie and Wilson with Ribeiro, since we really only have 3 centers tonight with Mo on the wing.  Brunnstrom hasn’t been out yet…so I wonder where they plan on putting him since he’s on the list to play tonight.

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Stars take on the Wild

November 26, 2008

Tonight, the Stars will be facing the Wild for the second time this season, but the first time in Minnesota.  The last time these 2 teams met, the Stars gave the Wild their first regulation loss of the season with a score of 4-2.  The Wild have won one of their last three games, while the Stars have only won one of the last seven.

More than likely, Matt Niskanen will be playing after being a healthy scratch the last two games, he always seems to play well against the team from his home state.  Parrish and Petersen are also from Minnesota.

Cross your fingers, y’all.

Liveblog: Stars @ Sharks 11/08/08

November 8, 2008

Hey what is this?  A liveblog?  I figured why not!  Since a lot of people might not get to see the first part of the game.

Check back here at game time!

PREGAME

They’ve got Bob Sturm in studio with Ric Renner, Mr. Hair with Mr. No Hair.  They talk about stringing 2 wins in a row, and how the Ducks and Sharks are the two teams we knocked out of the playoffs last season. (Wow really?  I had no idea.)

Now talking of Russian, that will not make him happy.   They mention that against the Sharks, Marty is 20-7-1-4, so things are looking up.    The ford Trivia question is  “Who has the most career assists against the San Jose Sharks?” with Lidstrom, Modano, Sakic and Selanne being your choices.  We’ll see who the answer is.  And now they’re running the segment on Richards that I have now seen about 50 times.

Razor is interviewing Mark Parrish.  He seems like a nice man!  I like him, especially after last night.  And Joe Sakic wins the battle with 47 assists against the Sharks.  Time for Sturm’s last night (talking about how Marty Turco needs to be a brick wall) and LET’S GET THIS SHIT STARTED!!

1st Period

Ralphie’s tie doesn’t really match his suit, and it bothers me.  In other news (not mentioned on the broadcast), Lehtinen is still a no-go for tonight, Richards is in.

20:00: First up is Otter-Richards-Eriksson.  And my feed looks a little green?  I guess for Stars morale?  Thought it seems to be straightening out.

19:00: Modano out with Parrish and Avery.  Unlike the first line, the Mo line actually got it to the Sharks end.  This is where we need to be guys.  Harder for them to score 5 from that side.

19:33: Ribeiro is out with Morrow and Fabi again. And are doing much better than the first 2 lines, as they should be.  Being that they ARE the ‘top line’.

17:31: and Marleau is leaving after being hit with a puck I believe from another Sharks player.  That sucks for you.  Especially with no Cheechoo.

And I just read on Heika that the Sharks fans boo when the word “star” is said in the national anthem. And people say we’re disrespectful?  First booing the O Canada, now this?

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Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2008

[edit: adding this because i just saw it on the NHL network and it’s awesome]

So, with it being Halloween and all I figured I’d use my psychic powers to predict what the Stars players would be for halloween, so I introduce to you

THE 2008 DALLAS STARS HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

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Quick updates before the game

October 20, 2008

Literally RIGHT before the game.  I’m stuck at work, so am stuck listening to the first and part of the second period on the radio.  But real quick:

Fabian Brunnstrom was named the 3rd Star of the NHL this week!  CONGRATS YOU PRECIOUS LITTLE SWEDE!  If anyone on our team deserves any sort of recognition (and believe me, that is a small list of people who do) it’s him. 

In his NHL debut on Oct.15, Brunnstrom scored a hat trick against the Nashville Predators, including the game-winning goal, becoming just the third player in NHL history to score three times in his NHL debut — Alex Smart scored three times in his debut for Montreal in 1943, and Real Cloutier matched the feat with Quebec in 1979. Brunnstrom rounded out the week with a power-play goal against Colorado on Saturday.

Other news, Toby Petersen is out tonight, his wife is having a baby so he had to fly home!  Congrats Toby and family!!!

We’ll see how tonight goes; it’ll be interesting, if anything.