Dallas 3 - Calgary 2
The Stars continued to move up the standings with a fantastic 3-2 shootout win over the Calgary Flames last night. For much of the game, Dallas didn't look so great, but the Stars managed to hang on and then win the game in a shootout. Dallas would have liked if this game didn't go into a three point situation but the Stars didn't compound the situation by losing the game.
Loui Eriksson continues to be the best player on the team as he had another great performance. He had one of the goals of the season with his undressing of Alex Tanguay and subsequent backhand by Miikka Kiprusoff. He also showed up on the defensive end of the ice with two takeaways and a number of crucial plays where he just got into the way of players.
The Stars started very slow in this game as Calgary took control of the run of play for much of the first period. The Flames outshot the Stars 13-9 in the first, had a lot of good scoring chances and forced turnover ...