Tonight. Stars. Ducks. The AAC. 7:30. Be there.
But don’t think you’re the only ones excited for tonight’s season opener.
"We're chomping at the bit to get going," said center Jason Spezza.
Mark Stepneski takes a look at the Stars’ game vs. Anaheim tonight, plus the team’s expectations for the season.
Here’s what Jamie Benn had to say:
"We've got a fresh year here and a fresh start," Benn said. "Even though we did some good things last year, it's a whole new season. I am excited about the roster. We brought in some good players and some guys are going to have to play some bigger roles this year. We want to continue to have some good team success. I think we are pretty excited."
There’s more on tonight’s game—and on what to expect from the offense, defense, and goalie—at the link. [Inside Edge]
While you’re waiting for the puck to drop, catch up on Mike Heika’s weekly chat, which you can check it out at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Heika also sounded off on Twitter about which goalie will draw the bigger games.
What’s next for Jamie Benn? A Stanley Cup. [SportsDayDFW]
The Lightning will beat the Stars for the Stanley Cup, and other 2016-17 predictions. [The Hockey News]
In case you were, you know, wondering, Auston Matthews really is that good. (But the Leafs still lost.)
Auston Matthews becomes first player ever with 4 goals in NHL debut pic.twitter.com/J4priRbpAY— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 13, 2016
Even Tyler Seguin was impressed with Auston Matthews’ first NHL game.
I don't even know what to say. Just a treat to watch tonight @AM34— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) October 13, 2016
In other Night 1 news, the Blackhawks lost to the Blues 5-2. [Chicago Sun-Times]
And goalie Jonathan Quick left the Kings’ 2-1 loss to the Sharks with a lower-body injury.
Via Dean Lombardi, the timeline on Quick's injury "could be a while."— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) October 13, 2016
Jack Eichel will miss at least four-to-six weeks with a high-ankle sprain. [TSN]
P.K. Subban is ready for Nashville. [Sports Illustrated]
Look, I know you guys are probably excited for tonight’s game, but no one do this, okay? Okay.
Meanwhile in the OHL, a guy climbed the boards and ran onto the ice pic.twitter.com/WGb9yugrfi— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) October 13, 2016
What does Jacob Trouba’s NHL future look like? [Sportsnet]
Enjoy this Capitals season preview that may feel the slightest bit familiar. [WaPo]
If you’ve missed hearing Ralph Strangis calling hockey games, don’t worry (especially if you have a soft spot for the Kings).
Ralph Strangis will do the LA Kings game at Dallas on Dec. 23. https://t.co/azdhnygDEI— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) October 12, 2016
Sean McIndoe is here to tell you which under-21 players to keep an eye on. [NHL]
And finally, get ready. It’s finally happening!