With the first month under new coach Glen Gulutzan a major success, the Dallas Stars are looking for similar results as their November schedule begins.
Facing the struggling Colorado Avalanche could help the Stars begin the month on a positive note.
Playing its first game in nearly a week, Dallas concludes a three-game homestand Friday night against an Avalanche club that may be glad to be skating outside Denver.
Hired in June to replace Marc Crawford, whose two seasons at the helm each resulted in last-place finishes, Gulutzan has the Stars (8-3-0) atop the Pacific Division and off to their best start since opening 11-2-0 in 2006.
"Looking at the first 10-game segment, if you'd asked any one of us at the start of the season if we'd take 7-3, we'd all sign up for that, and here we are at 8-3, that's a pretty good month," captain Brenden Morrow told the team's official website following Saturday's 3-1 victory over New Jersey. "We're pretty happy with our start."
While the Stars ...