Today, we’re focusing on the positives. Yes, the last two games were difficult to watch but there is quite a bit of good things to talk about regarding this new season.
Firstly, the drive from the players on the ice is phenomenal. It was seen in game one that the Stars were coming back, starved following their long summer after missing out on playoffs. The team has been following the upbeat energy that has oozed from their leaders.
Jamie Benn’s aggression is in full throttle. Not only did he have a terrific fight against Miles Wood in the game against the Devils, but his hits have been big, he physically dragged Christian Fisher in the first game of the season when Fisher, a Coyotes forward, had extended his leg resulting in a dangerous knee-to-knee hit with the captain.
Tyler Seguin, who is staying in Dallas for 8 more years, has topped the team’s SoG (shots on goal) list in the first 6 games into this season. Seguin has had the most SoG in every game except one where Tyler Pitlick had 1 more than him, but in total Seguin has 38 SoG with John Klingberg in 2nd at 21 SoG, which leads us to the next leader.
John Klingberg has been outstanding this season. Klingberg has 4 goals already (with 8 in total last season) and he has been lighting it up on the ice, both offensively and defensively. Klingberg is on track to have a fantastic season himself and push his teammates further into the season if he continues delivering at this rate.
Ben Bishop, returning from a short season last year after being injured March 5th, has been off to a great start. In the first game Bishop shut out 30 shots from the Arizona Coyotes, in the second game, he blocked 62 of 63 shots! Bishop’s saves percentage is .913 at the moment and his GAA (goals against average) is at a 2.55. That’s a great way to open the season and we can hope that he’ll be able to keep it going.
After the last two games, it’s important that we keep positive. The team is struggling on the road but it’s early, there is still time for the guys to turn things around and bring their stellar game play onto the road with them! These two games were an eye opener and the team has had time to work on what might be the problem. Now fans, let’s remember: Be Loud, Wear Green, and Go Stars!