Bob Sturm has an article up today over at the excellent Inside Corner paying tribute to Brenden Morrow's overtime game winner in overtime against San Jose.
The devoted Stars fan will set his or her clock radio to 1:24 a.m. Tuesday - and have it start playing Gary Glitter if possible - to commemorate the anniversary of last season’s epic Game 6 clincher over San Jose at AAC. At that time on Monday morning, May 5, at 9:03 of the fourth overtime, Brenden Morrow deftly nudged a pass from Stephane Robidas past Evgeni Nabokov to send the Stars into the Western Conference finals for the first time in seven seasons.
It's tough to think that the magical ride of last year's postseason is already 12 months gone. That was as much fun as I've ever had as a Dallas Stars fan; in 1999 the Stars were expected to win so it just felt like a ton of pressure. Last year, no one believed the Stars would do what they did, and they gave Detroit a pretty good scare as well. Thinking back to everything that happened, it makes it even harder to stomach just how disappointing this season really was.
It also reminds me just how excited I am for the 2009 season to start. The Stars will have Morrow, Brad Richards and Toby Petersen back (maybe Sergei Zubov) and now have young guns like James Neal, Loui Eriksson and Fabian Brunnstrom poised to make great things happen for this team.
In honor of that long, long night one year ago (I didn't sleep at all that night after the game) here is the video of that great goal:
So now I ask you: Besides game six against Buffalo, in which the Stars won the Stanley Cup, was this game the greatest Dallas Stars playoff game ever? If not, what was?