Dallas Stars Daily Links: The Stars Are Ready For Rest, And A Homestand Reset

In which you will read yet again that Corey Perry is saving the Stars’ game (tw). Plus, a Texas tornado hits home, Gurianov frees the speed, and more.

The Dallas Stars closed what was shaping up to be a disastrous road swing on a high note, grabbing a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers with a three-point performance by Corey Perry. And yes, you will probably never hear the end of that now.

Now comes a home stand that stretches out an unnaturally compressed schedule to allow for rest, practice, and – hopefully – a marked reversal in the team’s recent fortunes. Stars senior staff writer Mike Heika surveys the current territory:

So, let’s look at it this way: Dallas is off to a 2-7-1 start after playing seven of the first 10 games on the road and battling through the league’s most compact schedule. This team now has seven games over a span of 21 days, six of which are at home.

They need to take advantage of that.

”We needed to get one to start, a good win in a tough building. But we still know what we need to do, we’re not going to be satisfied by any means,” Stars goalie Ben Bishop said after a 4-1 win in Philadelphia Saturday. “We’ve got a homestand where we need to go start trying to pile up the wins. We know where we are and what we need to do.”

Since several of the team’s best players have had their best performances at home, this stretch will be especially important:

Bottom line, the Stars are more comfortable at home. Everyone is. And this homestand has a few added bonuses, too. The Stars have not had even one two-day break in the first three weeks of the season. They have five in the next three weeks, including a four-day stretch before they head out on a four-game road trip in mid-November.

”It’s going to be nice to play at home, get some days inbetween games where we can get our rest and get some practices in and clean it up a little bit,” said captain Jamie Benn. “We definitely love playing in front of our fans, so we’re all looking forward to it.”

There’s more at Mike’s place. [Dallas Stars]

Stars Stuff

Corey Perry: Dallas Stars hero. It’s true, though.

Meanwhile, Denis Gurianov and Roope Hintz are the speedsters we need.

For Ben Bishop, last night’s Texas tornado struck home, literally.

And a home Tyler Seguin owns but does not live in suffered extensively.

Around The League(s)

In On The #Kill Taker

  • The Minnesota Wild scratched out a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens with help from two (2) power-play goals. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks dropped a 5-3 decision to the Washington Capitals, despite the presence of hot prospect Kirby Dach. [Second City Hockey]
  • And the Winnipeg Jets made a meal of it, but ultimately won the North with a 1-0 shootout victory over the Edmonton Oilers. [Arctic Ice Hockey]/

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Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park

In case you missed it: a big night for big Texas Stars hero Travis Morin. Enjoy.