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.
Oh December. The month that saw our captain break his nose and activate BEAST MODE. The month when our PP was actually scoring PPGs. The month when we see the elusive Andrew Raycroft in net, coming up with some big wins over some big opponents.
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.
Segal GWG to put our win streak at 5 games and force HappyGirl to get her infamous Stars tattoo vs Washington Capitals Dec. 2, 2010
Raycroft diving save on breakaway by Chimera vs Washington Capitals Dec. 2, 2010
Burish backhanded goal vs Minnesota Wild Dec. 4, 2010
Lehtonen save on shorthanded 2-on-1 breakaway by Brodziak vs. Minnesota Wild Dec. 4, 2010
Ott hit on Kopecky vs. Chicago Blackhawks Dec. 8, 2010
Wandell whips one in vs. San Jose Sharks Dec. 16, 2010
Wandell stands up Heatley vs San Jose Sharks Dec. 16, 2010
Lehtonen save on shorthanded attempt by Commodore vs Columbus Blue Jackets Dec. 18, 2010
Morrow goes fivehole vs Detroit Red Wings Dec. 19, 2010
Skrastins scores a diving goal vs Montreal Canadiens Dec. 21, 2010
Benn scores (another) shorthanded vs Montreal Canadiens Dec 21, 2010
Grossman plants Plekanec