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Stars will be picking 8th

April 15, 2009

The draft lottery was held last night, with the New York Islanders being the lucky team to get their ping pong ball picked.  So basically, nothing changes. 

This means Stars will be picking 8th in this years draft; that is if they don’t trade that pick away.

Playoffs begin TONIGHT on Versus with the Flyers @ the Pens at 6pm Central time! 

I’m still sad, so hopefully this cheers everyone up.  (I know I still love this)

2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 13, 2009

They’re here.  Not that I care all that much being that the Stars aren’t in it, I will post about it anyway. 

Matches are set, and games begin Wednesday.

Eastern Conference
Boston Bruins (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)

Washington Capitals (2) vs. New York Rangers (7)

New Jersey Devils (3) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (6)

Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5)

Western Conference
San Jose Sharks (1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (8)
This will definitely be one to watch.

Detroit Red Wings (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)
Come on Blue Jackets!

Vancouver Canucks (3) vs. St. Louis Blues (6)

Chicago Blackhawks (4) vs. Calgary Flames (5)

Versus starts their playoff coverage Wednesday, starting with Game 1 between the Pens and the Flyers, then with the Blues in Vancouver.

Game on!

Favorite Things: Playoffs Intro

July 24, 2008

The Stars team managed to come up with some great intros this season, definitely the best yet.  But when it came to the playoffs, they completely outdid themselves, including smoke and fire as part of the experience.

This is a plain video of what the playoff video looked like:

And this is a video a fan took, so you can get the whole idea of just how amazing it was:

Great Great Video!!

July 24, 2008

While bored and searching YouTube for Stars videos I haven’t seen, I came across this gem.  It’s a video highlighting last season’s playoff run, though I only saw footage from the Ducks and Sharks games (which is fine with me).  The music and editing are fantastic.

Great Video of Great Memories

May 22, 2008

I recieved an email that included a link to this youtube video.   It’s quite a memorable one, so I suggest you watch it

2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

May 21, 2008

RESULTS
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
FINALS

ROUND ONE
Eastern Conference
Montréal Canadiens (1) vs. Boston Bruins (8)
Game 1: Canadiens 4 Bruins 1
Game 2: Canadiens 3 Bruins 2 (OT)
Game 3: Canadiens 1 Bruins 2 (OT)
Game 4: Canadiens 1 Boston 0
Game 5: Canadiens 2 Bruins 5
Game 6: Canadiens 4 Bruins 5
Game 7: Canadiens 4 Boston 0
Canadiens win the series 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins (2) vs. Ottawa Senators (7)
Game 1: Penguins 4 Senators 0
Game 2: Penguins 5 Senators 3
Game 3: Penguins 4 Senators 1
Game 4: Penguins 3 Senators 1
Pens sweep in 4

Washington Capitals (3) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Game 1: Capitals 5 Flyers 4
Game 2: Capitals 0 Flyers 2
Game 3: Capitals 3 Flyers 6
Game 4: Capitals 3 Flyers 4 (2OT)
Game 5: Capitals 3 Flyers 2
Game 6: Capitals 4 Flyers 2
Game 7: Capitals 2 Flyers 3 (OT)
Flyers win the series 4-3

New Jersey Devils (4) vs. New York Rangers (5)
Game 1: Devils 1 Rangers 4
Game 2: Devils 1 Rangers 2
Game 3: Devils 4 Rangers 3 (OT)
Game 4: Devils 3 Rangers 5
Game 5: Devils 3 Rangers 5
Rangers win the series 4-1

Western Conference
Detroit Red Wings (1) vs. Nashville Predators (8)
Game 1: Red Wings 3 Predators 1
Game 2: Red Wings 4 Predators 2
Game 3: Red Wings 3 Predators 5
Game 4: Red Wings 2 Predators 3
Game 5: Red Wings 2 Predators 1 (OT)
Game 6: Red Wings 3 Predators 0
Red Wings win the series 4-2

San Jose Sharks (2) vs. Calgary Flames (7)
Game 1: Sharks 2 Flames 3
Game 2: Sharks 2 Flames 0
Game 3: Sharks 3 Flames 4
Game 4: Sharks 3 Flames 2
Game 5: Sharks 4 Calgary 3
Game 6: Sharks 0 Flames 2
Game 7: Sharks 5 Calgary 3
Sharks win the series 4-3

Minnesota Wild (3) vs. Colorado Avalanche (6)
Game 1: Wild 2 Avalanche 3 (OT)
Game 2: Wild 3 Avalanche 2 (OT)
Game 3: Wild 3 Avalanche 2 (OT)
Game 4: Wild 1 Avalanche 5
Game 5: Wild 2 Avalanche 3
Game 6: Wild 1 Avalanche 2
Avalanche win the series 4-2

Anaheim Ducks (4) vs. Dallas Stars (5)
Game 1: Ducks 0 Stars 4
Game 2: Ducks 2 Stars 5
Game 3: Ducks 4 Stars 2
Game 4: Ducks 1 Stars 3
Game 5: Ducks 5 Stars 2
Game 6: Ducks 1 Stars 4
STARS WIN THE SERIES 4-2

ROUND TWO
Eastern Conference
Montreal Canadiens (1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Game 1: Canadiens 4 Flyers 3
Game 2: Canadiens 2 Flyers 4
Game 3: Canadiens 2 Flyers 3
Game 4: Canadiens 2 Flyers 4
Game 5: Canadiens 4 Flyers 6
Flyers win the series 4-1

Pittsburgh Penguins (2) vs. New York Rangers (5)
Game 1: Penguins 5 Rangers 4
Game 2: Penguins 2 Rangers 0
Game 3: Penguins 5 Rangers 3
Game 4: Penguins 0 Rangers 3
Game 5: Penguins 3 Rangers 2
Penguins win the series 4-1

Western Conference
Detroit Red Wings (1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (6)
Game 1: Red Wings 4 Avalanche 3
Game 2: Red Wings 5 Avalanche 1
Game 3: Red Wings 4 Avalanche 3
Game 4: Red Wings 8 Avalanche 2
Red Wings sweep in 4

San Jose Sharks (2) vs. Dallas Stars (5)
Game 1: Sharks 2 Stars 3 (OT)
Game 2: Sharks 2 Stars 5
Game 3: Sharks 1 Stars 2 (OT)
Game 4: Sharks 2 Stars 1
Game 5: Sharks 3 Stars 2 (OT)
Game 6: Sharks 1 Stars 2 (4 OT)
Stars win the series 4-2

ROUND THREE
Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh Penguins (2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Game 1: Pens 4 Flyers 2
Game 2: Pens 4 Flyers 2
Game 3: Pens 4 Flyers 1
Game 4: Pens 2 Flyers 4
Game 5: Pens 6 Flyers 0
Pens win the series 4-1

Western Conference
Detroit Red Wings (1) vs. Dallas Stars (5)
Game 1: Red Wings 4 Stars 1
Game 2: Red Wings 2 Stars 1
Game 3: Red Wings 5 Stars 2
Game 4: Red Wings 1 Stars 3
Game 5: Red Wings 2 Stars 2
Game 6: Red Wings 4 Stars 1
Red Wings win the series 4-2

FINALS
Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Game 1: Red Wings 4 Penguins 0
Game 2: Red Wings 3 Penguins 0
Game 3: Red Wings 2 Penguins 3
Game 4: Red Wings 2 Penguins 1
Game 5: Red Wings 3 Penguins 4
Game 6: Red Wings 3 Penguins 2

2007-08 Dallas Stars Playoff Stats

May 21, 2008

Stats for each player during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

13 – Krystopher Barch
14 – Stu Barnes
43 – Philippe Boucher
25 – Chris Conner

44 – BJ Crombeen
06 – Trevor Daley
21 – Loui Eriksson
28 – Mark Fistric
02 – Nicklas Grossman
15 – Niklas Hagman
26 – Jere Lehtinen
39 – Joel Lundqvist
20 – Antti Miettinen
09 – Mike Modano
10 – Brenden Morrow
05 – Matt Niskanen
04 – Mattias Norstrom
29 – Steve Ott
17 – Toby Petersen
63 – Mike Ribeiro
91 – Brad Richards
03 – Stéphane Robidas
35 – Marty Turco
16 – Brad Winchester
56 – Sergei Zubov

And with that, the Stars season is over

May 20, 2008

With a 4-1 win, the Wings pushed the Stars out of the running for the Stanley Cup Finals and ended their season. 

There isn’t much to say about this game, Detroit obviously wanted this series to finally end and they did everything needed to make sure that happened in game 6.  They got 3 goals in the first period, and a short handed goal in the second.  They shut down the Stars power play.  They shut the team down. 

But you have to give the Stars credit, despite it all, they fought back hard.  They never gave up, not even when there was only 10 seconds left and 3 goals needed to tie.

I am extremely proud of this team.  I feel the need to throw them my own victory parade; a victory for getting further than all the “experts” expected, a victory for getting all the monkey’s off their backs, a victory for not giving up and giving me a long post season to watch and enjoy.

With all that said, Go Pens!

Pens make it to the Stanley Cup Final

May 18, 2008

Ryan Malone lead the team with 2 goals and an to a 6-0 victory against the Flyers to advance them to the Stanley Cup Finals.  Congrats Pens!

Atta Boy Turco

May 18, 2008

I don’t think anyone in the NHL deserved that win more than Marty Turco. He finally beat Detroit at the Joe for the first time in his NHL career. The win also keeps the Stars in this series, with it now being 3-2.

The Stars came out hard, playing more desperation hockey, though they were unable to convert on their first power play of the game. Trevor Daley scored the first goal with assists from Brad Richards and Niklas Hagman. Then Daley took a penalty and with only 4 seconds left on their power play, the Wings Jiri Hudler scored to tie the game.

There were 3 penalties in the 2nd period, that either team were able to convert on. Joel Lundqvist gave the Stars their 2nd lead of the game 6 minutes in the second, with Marty Turco getting the assist. How fitting.

Tomas Holmstrom got the one and only penalty of the 3rd and it was quite possibly the dumbest penalty ever. Who ever thought it was a good idea to punch a player on the opposing bench while skating to your own? Detroit were able to kill that penalty, but the final was 2-1 Stars

This was a game no one can blame on phantom calls, the Stars earned this one fair and square, they were the better team. And man is it great to say that. They play again tomorrow here in Dallas.

and i promise to get the playoff stats updated soon