We're rolling out a special feature this summer here at Defending Big D: Dallas Stars Play Of The Year. We want to put it to the Stars fans and the readers of DBD to determine just which play was truly the most exciting, the most game-changing of the season. We're going to break it down by month, picking a winner for October, November, December, etc before having a vote among all the winners for each month. We'll present a video highlight of each play and you -- the readers --- will vote on the winner.
Beware the ides of March. Jamie Benn trends worldwide at the beginning of the month. Then we lost Richie to a concussion which was no bueno. We also saw the beginnings of the big push that got us back right in the fight for the 8th seed in the West. Hello, roller coaster ride!
On with voting!! Tell us which is your play of the month. Videos are after the jump. As always, feel free to debate the selections in the comment section. If you find a big play I might have overlooked, link to that one and I'll add it to the list.
Benn scores with 4.8 seconds left to win it
Benn scores a shorty vs San Jose Sharks March 5, 2011
Benn picks Doughty's pocket for a shorty vs Los Angeles Kings March 7, 2011
Vincour scores his first NHL goal vs Calgary Flames March 9, 2011
Lehtonen makes a diving save on the way to his first shutout of the season vs Minnesota Wild March 13, 2011
Richards with a breakaway goal vs Los Angeles Kings March 13, 2011
Vincour with a monster hit on Clifford vs Los Angelese Kings March 13, 2011
Petersen with a short-handed goal from Benn vs San Jose Sharks March 15, 2011
Ott with a breakaway goal to start the 5 goal game vs Chicago Blackhawks March 17, 2011
Petersen sets Sharp down vs Chicago Blackhawks March 17, 2011
Morrow scores by trickling the puck over Rinne's head and in vs Nashville Predators March 26, 2011
Fistric flattens Heatley vs San Jose Sharks March 31, 2011