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Liveblog: Stars vs. Canucks 03/24/09, Happy edition

March 24, 2009

So, I am going to liveblog the game, but only mention the positives so it’ll be a tad different.

Might be the shortest liveblog ever.

Pregame
They start with a mention of Tippett and him being safe.  As Rhadigan said “as he should be” should be included in any mention of that.  Period.

Razor is interviewing Robi, one of the few players who leaves everything he has on the ice.  Robi speaks of his infinite wisdom.  Listen grasshoppers.

Postive #1: Robi’s nose is still in tact.

1st period
Positive #2:
Luongo took a stupid pill and played the puck in the corner at 19:19.  Penalty on Vancouver

Positive #3: Begin has returned to the lineup

Postive #4: Brendan Morrison makes it 1-0 Stars, with assists from Fistric and Begin.

Positive #5: That was Morrison’s 500th NHL point, against his old team.  Good job Sonny.

Positive #6: Swede-tastic line of Lundy, Brunnstrom and Wandell.

Positive #7: Fishsticks pushes and holds Burrows on the boards(10:33).  I still hate Burrows from the 07 Playoffs.

Positive #8: Otter is getting Burrows, which pleases me greatly.  (8:02)

Positive #9: Otter half stripping in the penalty box.

Positive #10: Begin returns to the game.  Woo.

Positive #11: Somehow, the Stars managed to outshoot the Canucks 14-7

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That just happened

December 13, 2008

I’m sure the Detroit Red Wings and their fans are wondering “what the fuck just happened?”  THAT.  THAT JUST HAPPENED!  Despite being about as injury depleted as a team can be, the Stars defeated their greatest rivals in their first meeting since the Western Conference Finals last May.

This was a win I don’t think anyone thought the Stars would get.  The Wings are second in the league and a good team while the Stars are sitting at the bottom of the West and would be playing without yet another player.  I guess this was all the motivation the Stars needed to get this win.

Lebda got the scoring started in the first period, but that would be the only goal Turco would allow past him.  Despite not getting on the board in the first period and not being able to cash in on a lengthly 5-on-3 at the end of the first period and beginning of the second, I thought the Stars were playing solid.  Then just under 6 minutes into the second, Tom Wandell got his first NHL goal with a backhand shot in front of Conklin.  A shot the Detroit D should’ve had and Conklin should’ve stopped.  Then under 2 minutes later, our other rookie swede Brunnstrom got a goal of his own down the middle of the ice.  As Razor put it, it went right through Conkin like a wet bar of soap.  That’s when the Stars locked it down.  They rallied, kept their game simple and helped protect their net.  Then Ribeiro sealed the deal with an empty netter.  It was…amazing.  The team was great and Marty was fantabulous.  Could this game alone mark the turn around for this team?  We’ve always struggled against the Red Wings, but this game was huge for our team and it’s confidence.   I am just so excited I don’t even know what to do.  Being at this game was amazing, especially getting to see the annoyance on all the Detroit Red Wings fans faces!

Let’s go Stars.  You can do it.