Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Ho Ho Ho-ly Cow!
Great win by the Stars last night over Toronto. It feels good to enter the Christmas break on the heels of such a successful road game (even if the trip was only .500). The Stars managed to score 13 goals in the two games, and looked like they may have unclogged whatever was stopped up in the goal production area. If we can get this kind of work from young guns James Neal, Fabian Brunnstrom and Loui Eriksson, and get Mike Ribeiro, Jere Lehtinen and Mike Modano back on path, we're going to be tough to out-score most nights.
The defense was a bit suspect at times in the past few weeks, but it looked pretty good last night. Of course, most of the action was at the Leafs' end for the first two periods, but the chances that were created by Toronto were jumped upon pretty quickly. Marty still needs to work on seeing the rubber a bit more, and the defense should practice positioning and communication over the holiday...but I think most fans will join me in feeling better about the state of things than they did at the start of the month.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all the Big D Hockey readers out there. Stay safe and happy over the break, and we'll see you at the AAC (or in front of your TV/Radio) on Saturday for the Ducks!