Dallas Stars return to AAC after lengthy lockout
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 23:01
The Dallas Stars fight to return to the postseason continues, as the lockout shortened NHL season plays on into its second week. The new look Dallas Stars find themselves in the middle of the Western Conference after a less than stellar start to the season.
Stars’ forward Jaormir Jagr made his Dallas debut count, racking four points on opening night. The Stars’ Jamie Benn sat out the first few as he was awaiting a new contract. Benn signed that contract Jan. 24, inking a five-year, $26.5 million dollar extension with the Stars. He made his debut on Monday.
While the Stars have found success, inconsistency has hurt the team in the young season. Though the Stars haven’t taken many penalties, the penalty kill and the powerplay are struggling thus far. Even more dire, the team has been outshot in almost every period this year. The Stars lead the league in shots against and are bottom five in shots for. Teams can win games without taking a lot of shots and teams can win games giving up a lot of shots, but in the NHL, it is very, very difficult to win on a regular basis when a team does both.
The Stars return home Friday to faceoff against the Phoenix Coyotes. The Stars are offering special ticket prices to college students for this game, as $15 gets a ticket and a hat. For more information go to DallasStars.com/collegenight and use the promo code “gostars.”