Battle of the Stars!

by Chelsea

Dallas Stars played their new AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars, in their new arena in Cedar Park tonight.

It was a fun game. The Dallas Stars looked energetic and alive, which was a welcomed sight after a very sluggish preseason (Crawford’s uptempo camp seemed to have worn them out). They beat Texas 5-1 after taking a lead in the first and never looking back. On the NHL side at least, it was a good precursor to the start of the regular season.

While the Texas Stars’ top line of Korostin-Lindgren-Sceviour scored their only goal, Dallas got much more well-rounded offense. Not only did the goal scorers (Petersen, Neal x2, Ribeiro, and Brunnstrom) represent all four lines, but defensemen like Mark Fistric and Jeff Woywitka also registered points.

Some notes:

  • The three stars of the game were (in order): James Neal, Marty Turco, and Alex Auld.
  • There were two sets of brothers playing. James Neal and Jamie Benn were dressed with the Dallas Stars, while their brothers Michael (younger) and Jordie (older) were playing with Texas.
  • The Texas Stars had no captain tonight. Dan Jancevski, Maxime Fortunus, and Francis Wathier all had the alternate’s ‘A’. Landon Wilson, who we suspect could be named captain, did not play.
  • SHR will be keeping up with the Texas Stars this season, and some of the other Stars prospects (such as Glennie, Beskorowany, and Larsen) as well!
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