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Stargazing, A Dallas Stars Puckcast – Episode 112: Stay Close

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The Stars may not be “as good” as the Tampa Bay Lightning...and yet look more and more like their match. Wes and Robert discuss why.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Two Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

It’s the Dallas Stars. Anything can happen, for better and otherwise. So is a 1-1 Stanley Cup Final series a fair representation of what they can do?

Well, yes and no. Wes and Robert take stock of Dallas’ dominant play and undisciplined penalties, as well as the surprising gaps in the general excellence of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

How many calculated risks can the Stars take to pull the Bolts off their game? How much more offense can they hang on a Vezina-winning goalie? What do they have to do to keep this series close enough to win? And will they win or lose on whether they can stop waiting on a spark from their depth players and get their thoroughbreds galloping?

All this, and the tough-but-fair appraisal of Tampa’s negative-goal differential you expect from a DBD podcast – it’s here in a brand-new edition of Afterwords: Happy Hour.

Don’t forget that you – yes, you – can be part of the next After-cast. Wes, Robert and KT welcome your hockey-type questions in the comments and on Twitter. Find us here or at @WesALawrence, @RobertTiffin and @KETibbetts.

And also don’t forget to subscribe to “Stargazing” and hear the podcast first – no matter how many goals you allow in the first period. Get started at our Podbean site. It’s free.