Defending Big D Blogs Live From the AAC on Sunday

As you've probably heard, Sunday's game against the Colorado Avalanche, originally thought to be airing on NBC, was not picked up by the network. The Stars tried hard to find a carrier on short notice but were unable to do so, leaving we in the DFW area without the Stars on television for the first time in a very, very long time.

Before now. your options were to listen on the radio, watch it on NHL Center Ice (the blackout will be lifted in DFW for this game), or go to the game, of course.

But now there is a fourth option, because Defending Big D will be live at the AAC, providing updates as well as our customary game thread. So instead of huddling around your AM radios like it's 1939 and the Germans Colorado Avalanche are attacking, you can stream audio from DallasStars.com and stay up to date with live updates right here at Defending Big D.

Here are some notes from the Stars on the (lack of) broadcast:

  • The Stars will snap a string of 1,101 consecutive games (including playoff games) televised in DFW this Sunday vs. Colorado (2 pm).
  • This streak began with the final five games of the 1996-97 season and ended in the Stars’ 67th game of the 2009-10 season vs. LA on Friday.
  • The Stars televised every game for 11 consecutive seasons (1997-98  --  2008-09).
  • The last Stars regular season game not televised in Dallas-Ft. Worth: April 4, 1997 at Anaheim.
  • NHL Center Ice customers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex will be able to access Sunday’s game via the Colorado feed. The NHL has lifted the blackout for this contest since there is no local broadcast.

All things considered, Stars fans have been pretty fortunate to a "Sun Belt" team that's seen every game for so long. If you want to see how the other half live, go check out the Carolina Hurricanes TV schedule. Ouch.

The final game of the season, unless I am mistaken, has also yet to be assigned a broadcast home. It's a road game against the Minnesota Wild. I am sure the Stars want that game on and are working to get it, especially when you consider that it could be**** the last in a Stars uniform for Mike Modano and others.

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