The Dallas Stars finally came to play tonight. They outworked Colorado consistently, shut Colorados powerplay down, and manhandled them at even strength. The Morrow/Modano/Richards line was electric at times, but the Hagman/Ribeiro/Miettinen looked flat at times. I barely noticed Ribeiro on the ice. Dallas simply outworked Colorado tonight. It doesn't get much easier to write about than this.
1. Eriksson Ott Lehtinen
2. Morrow Modano Richards
3. Hagman Ribeiro Miettinen
4. Lundqvist Barnes Barch
1. Norstrom Daley
2. Grossman Robidas
3. Jancevski Fistric
Player(s) of the game: Brad Richards - He was all over the ice tonight. Richards had a goal and an assist to go with a solid all around game.
Recap: Well, this is going to be short and sweet because I went to the game and forgot to record it. So I basically just have a few notes.
* Stephane Robidas tied his career high in goals tonight with 7.
* Brad Richards scored his first goal as a Star.
* Colorado went the 1st period without a shot before being credited with one in the intermission
* Dallas looked like the team they need to be to win the Cup.
I have not had a chance to watch any of the stars games as of late. Have they tried modano on the wing and richards center? If so did that not work as well as hoped? I just would have thought that moving modano to the wing might make things easier for him.
agreed Tex, Dallas TOTALLY outplayed the Avs last night...though it does suck when your team has to play close to a full game with only 4 D, none of which being Foote or Salei...congrats to the Stars on a very well-played game on their part
Dallas routinely plays with 5 every night since Norstrom gets 20 minutes a game.Last night they had Richards and Modano switching between the wing and center for a full game for the first time. That line looked really good, but you barely noticed Mike Ribeiro so I think there is still some line juggling to be done.