After an absolute beating against The Fla. Panthers last night that seemingly featured more fights than goals, The Dallas Stars are finally finding their footing they’ve been looking for all season.
With a final score of 6-1 the boys from Big-D completely bullied The Panthers to get their 28th win of the season. Now sitting 4th in the Central Division, The Stars look to keep the momentum going. Outscoring the opposition 13-2 in the past two games, Dallas seems to be toying with their opponents with unrelenting offensive fire power. Everyone in Dallas is hoping the good guys can keep it up.
With Ken Hitchcock returning to the reigns this Dallas team has showed extreme defensive grit and they’re finding ways to win games that in past years they would’ve lost.
Although this season- like most -has had its ups and downs you can see a difference in the style of play from The Stars and Hitch seems to be the spark this team needed, making defense and power play opportunities a priority. Which is exactly what this team was lacking. Dallas has had a roster full of goal scorers for a handful of years but never had the defense-first approach that Hitch demands from them. This approach has instilled a certain gritty, hard nose style of hockey that this team hasn’t put forth before, and Stars fans are hoping this coaching change will have a lasting impact.
With 33 games left in the regular season this team is beginning to turn it around at the right time. Finishing their home stand with two games against Toronto and LA in the next seven days the boys in victory green will look to continue this hot streak. If they can keep building on this momentum expect to see a deep playoff run, one that Stars fans have come to expect from their hometown boys.
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