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Halfway through the season…

January 19, 2009

Last season, I did a post showing where everyone was after exactly half a season of play, 41 games.  I did it again this year.  I actually spent about 2 hours getting it all in order last week but kept forgetting to post it.  We’re not a few games past the mid-season point, but whatevs.  Here is what the standings looked like.

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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.

Stars taking on the Avs

October 18, 2008

I have a few minutes before leaving to get to the game, so I thought I’d do a quick update.  It’s no secret that the Avs haven’t had a great start this season, either, starting it 1-3.  At least we’re 1-2-1.  The Stars had a hard practice yesterday, so tonight will be interesting!

I hate losing.

October 2, 2008

I know, it’s only the preseason.  But whatever.  I hate losing.

Stars lost 4-3 to the Avs.

Whatever.

Stop losing.

So the Stars are now 0-2 in the pre-season

September 25, 2008

Thank goodness it’s only pre-season!!  (BTW I has laptop so I finally has internets at home yay!)

Anyway, the final score was 4-2 Avs.  With Marty Turco in goal.  I will just look at these games as a warm up for the regular season, even though I really really really REALLY hate to lose.

Tipp had a Morrow-Ribeiro-Brunnstrom line tonight, and that’s who scored Dallas’ 2 goals; with Ribeiro getting the first and Morrow the second.

Penalties weren’t as crazy tonight as they were the first game, 13 in total, which is less than Krys Barch got in the 1st period Tuesday.

Did I mention I hate to lose?

Round 2 predictions

April 24, 2008

While my last predictions were more for fun than accuracy (I was 1-7 with them.  Ya…), I’m going to try to be more accurate this time. 

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal Canadiens (1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Like the Bruins, Montreal won all the regular season games between these 2 teams.  Sure, the Flyers are a bunch of thugs sometimes, but I think the Canadiens can hold them off.  I’m liking the Canadiens chances: Canadiens in 6 (Let’s not set anymore police cares on fire okay?)


Pittsburgh Penguins (2) vs. New York Rangers (5)
I really know nothing about either team other than Cindy plays for one and a future Vogue intern plays for the other.   I think it could go either way.  While the Pens swept the Sens, the Rangers played a gritty 7-game series.  I’m not sure if the Pens, even with Cindy, can hold off this team.  So I’m going for Rangers in 7

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit Red Wings (1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (6)
Oh yes, the 2 teams that top my most-hated list; with Detroit being 1 and Colorado being 1.5.  So who do I think will come out on top?  I’m not really sure.  Detroit showed themselves to be quite beatable during their run with Nashville, and I think Colorado could capitalize on it easily.  So I’m going on a limb here: Avalanche in 6.

San Jose Sharks (2) vs. Dallas Stars (5)
Yet again, everyone is rooting against my team, making us the underdogs. Again.  That’s fine, being an underdog worked to our advantage in round 1.   If the last game of the season is any indictation, they can throw their weight around at us all they want because we’ll still come out ahead. I think the Stars can do it in 6 again.

Okay, want to keep up with some of the other teams in the playoffs?  Here are some blogs I highly recommend:
Montreal Canadiens: Four Habs Fans
Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers.Femme
Pittsburgh Penguins: The Pensblog
New York Rangers: Battle of NY

Detroit Red Wings: No Pun Intended
Colorado Avalanche: Mile High Hockey
San Jose Sharks: Battle of California
Dallas Stars: Ya, you can just read here.

Also, if you don’t already read them: I highly recommend reading The Pensblog and Battle of California on a daily basis.  The end.

Round 2 Match Ups

April 23, 2008

Real quick before I head to bed, here are the matchups for round 2.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal Canadiens (1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Pittsburgh Penguins (2) vs. New York Rangers (5)

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit Red Wings (1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (6)
San Jose Sharks (2) vs. Dallas Stars (5)

Possible Match-Ups for Round 2

April 22, 2008

So while a tad bored, I decided to look up our records against our two possible foe’s for round 2 to decide who I’d rather play more.  Granted, we played one team twice as much as the other, but still.  We can get an idea as to who we played better against in the regular season.  I know, I know, postseason changes everything, but it’s still a nice baseline.

First up: San Jose Sharks
I’m sure we will never forget that last game of the year, which the Stars managed to win.  That game alone shows me we could take on the Sharks.  But what about how we did during the season?  We managed to come out even going 4-2-2.  We did, however, manage to out score them 24-21 even with the oh so great Nabokov in net. 

The other possibility is the Colorado Avalanche
I hate this team, I don’t hide this.  And yes, it’s because I’m bitter about some previous playoff series where we were knocked out.  This season, though, the Stars weren’t too bad against them, it was even at 2-2 with the Stars outscoring 13-8.  I think it’s time for payback, so I think our chances against this team as good as well.

I really got nothing done as far as this goes, because I think we could face either team and come out on top.  They’re pretty much even with the way our club played them this season.

So we go to the back up plan: who would I rather have the blasted Detroit Red Wings play?  Their possible opponents being the Colorado Avalanche or the Calgary Flames.  Judging by their play against these two teams in the regular season, I’m rooting for the Flames here.  Colorado were shut out 3 times by the Wings and were outscored 11-2. Ouch.  The Flames, on the other hand, were able to hand the Red Wings a shutout of their own!  And the scoring wasn’t so uneven, being 13-7 in the Wings favor.  So..with all that being said; Go Flames!

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 11

April 19, 2008

Washington Capitals (3) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Game 5: Capitals 3 Flyers 2
Flyers lead the series 3-2

Montréal Canadiens (1) vs. Boston Bruins (8)
Game 6: Canadiens 4 Bruins 5
Series tied 3-3

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

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 9

April 17, 2008

Montréal Canadiens (1) vs. Boston Bruins (8)
Game 5: Canadiens 2 Bruins 5
Canadiens lead the series 3-2

Anaheim Ducks (5) @ Dallas Stars (5)
Game 4: Ducks 1 Stars 3
Stars lead the series 3-1

Washington Capitals (3) @ Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Game 4: Capitals 3 Flyers 4 (2OT)
Flyers lead the series 3-1

Minnesota Wild (3) vs. Colorado Avalanche (6)
Game 5: Wild 2 Avalanche 3
Avalanche lead the series 3-2

San Jose Sharks (2) vs. Calgary Flames (7)
Game 5: Sharks 4 Calgary 3
Sharks lead the series 3-2