Posts Tagged ‘Pre-Season’

A division rival, finally

November 7, 2008

The Stars are the last team in the league to face a team in their division.  Tonight, the Stars will be taking on the Anaheim Ducks. 

Last season, the Stars went 5-2-1 against them in the regular season, then beat them in 6 to knock them out of the first round of the playoffs.  Will they be lookig for revenge?  I can’t say, but I know I sure as hell would be.  Sergei Zubov will be making his return tonight.  I don’t know if he alone can fix all the problems that have been going on with the Stars, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.  This is going to be a tough game, the Ducks have gone 8-0-1 in their last 9 games. 

Here’s hoping the Stars, along with Sergei Zubov and newbie Parrish, can start to turn this around.

Stars finish the pre-season 1-5-1

October 5, 2008

Yes.  Stars lost to the Edmonton Oilers tonight, 3-2.  The Stars put up a good fight, definitely played better than they had been.  There is still a lot of stuff to work on though.  BJ Crombeen got the first Stars goal, from Barch and Boucher.  Robidas tied the game 2-2 on the power play with help from Eriksson and Modano.  Tonight was Doug Janik’s first time in a Stars uniform, and from what I saw of him tonight, he was a good guy to get.  He played really really well.  It was also really great to see Boucher back on the ice

It was not fun to watch, though.  Lots of stuff to work on between now and Friday.  I added 2 people to the 2008-2009 Shitlist, so that is fun.

We had kick ass seats though, Cat and Ajay got vouchers for taking canned food to the game on September 25th, and when we asked for 4 tickets together we ended up with Section 122 row F.  Woot.

If the house is rockin….

September 29, 2008

Oh was it good to hear that song again.  I attended my first game this season Saturday against the Blues.  I wore my Conner jersey, thinking I would get it in now, just in case they send him away after pre-season, only to find Midget was not playing.  Boo.  Brunnstrom wasn’t playing either, I was hoping to get to see him in action.  The good news?  Princess Avery was also no where to be seen.  *small cheer*

Anyway, THE STARS WONNNNNN.  Yes yes, 4-3!!  (Notice the only pre-season game they’ve won is one I attended?  Just sayin Stars, I would not be against preferential treatment if it guarantees a Stars win.)  The Blues were up by 1 after the first, when Crombeen got a sweet shot and made it 1-1 in the second, with Barch and Grossman getting the assists.  The third period had crazy scoring; the Blues made it 2-1.  Then later, in less than 5 minutes the Stars managed 3 goals!  First Otter from Fistric and the rookie Stafford.  Then, James Neal was all alone in the offensive zone, help was on the way, but he just went behind the net then BOOM, in the puck goes!  That is a good kid that Neal, I hope he earns a spot on the team.  Brenden Morrow then got the last goal, the game winner, from Robidas and Grossman.  The Blues came back to make the score 4-3, but the damage had been done.  Stars win, and Morrow was the first star, followed by Neal.

One shocking stat from Saturday’s game was that Brad Richards led with 7 shots on goal.  I am absolutely astounded, because he seemed reluctant to shoot the puck at all.  He’d hold onto it and give everyone time to get between him and the net before shooting it, and usually was stopped by a Blues defenseman.  I do hope he plays better in the regular season.  I love you B-Rad, but I hope we’re not paying you almost $8 million a year to do that…

Stars played tonight (well, I guess technically last night since it’s 3am) in Chicago and lost, 4-3.  Crombeen and Conner both got 2 assists.  Goals were scored by Niskanen, Lundqvist and Eriksson.  I don’t feel like elaborating, since I did not see the game and we lost.  I hate losing, as I’ve mentioned many times.

I also have the first person to add to the shitlist this season, but sadly do not have photoshop yet.  So the Shitlist will return as soon as I am able to photoshop stuffs.

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?