The Dallas Stars had a fantastic run in the bubble, finishing a year that had such a terrible start as the Western Conference Champions is pretty extraordinary to say the least!
In my view, a good day at the office, just not the right result. Too many penalties in the first, the officiating did not seem consistent throughout the game, but throughout the periods yes. Everything called in the first, most calls were made in the second and everything goes in the 3rd, but regardless, the Lightning managed to capitalize on their chances and it gave them an early 2-0 lead.
After a rough start to the season, a league best run to finish the 2019 calendar year including a change in Head Coach, a Winter Classic win then a rough end to the regular season. The Stars have managed to pull things back together when it matters most, and that hard work and no quit mentality has earned them some pretty damn nice hardware!
Khudobin seemed the only Stars player who knew what time the game started tonight! A painful first period to watch as the Stars looked a step behind the Knights at all times, that combined with what felt once again like the puck just wouldn’t stick to our players as it bounced over our sticks and fed the Vegas Golden Knights opportunity after oppertunity!