COLORADO- A Nick Backstrom Goal in the 1st period was it thru 40 minutes, as both Tukka Rask & Cory Schneider were on their game! Dallas tried to sit on the lead(mistake) as the Av’s blitzed the net for 20 shots & it paid off when Anders Lee tied the game at one apiece! To Overtime we go & Big Saves by both Goalies sends it to a Shootout! The fans are on their toes, it’s the Home Opener, does the Sell-out crowd go home Happy:-)…….A big fat NO! Brock Nelson scores the Only Goal in the Skills Competition & the Av’s drop Dallas 2-1.
BUFFALO- Josh Bailey, who had a Great game in the exibition game a week ago vs these Sabres, was at it again with a Two Goal One Assist 1st Star performance in a 5-3 Win! Jerome Iginla also scored twice, both coming on the PP! Stars took a 5-1 lead into the 3rd & then the Sabres scored two quick Goals(both on numbers) & got robbed (Helm 1-14)of another(whew)! Sabres Rookie Goaltender Dustin Tokarski looked nervous in his road start in Texas!
SAN JOSE- Adam Henrique scored in the 1st & Nazem Kadri in the 2nd, but the Stars prevailed 3-2 , scoring all three Goals in a 19 shot 2nd Period ! Stars defense limited the Sharks to just 12 SOG thru 40 minutes, then withstood a 15 shot barrage in the 3rd to hang on for the one Goal Win! Coach Hunter ” That’s a Scary Team we just beat, they got Snipers all over the place”
LOS ANGELES- Ok, we lost in an exhibition to this bunch, but now it counts, & the Stars looked to end a 3-year 7 game home losing streak to the Kings! We’re on the 1st Tee & We(Schneider) knocked it “Out of Bounds” losing our 8th straight by a score of 5-3! To add Insult to Injury, Keith Kincaid, an understudy to Star Goalie Cory Schneider makes 38 saves(5/6 gr’s) to get 3rd Star! Schneider meanwhile was Awful(3/8 gr’s) 1st Star Patrick Kane scored twice & assisted on the GWG by youngster Brandon Saad! The media was a buzz after the game with Coach Hunter’s remarks ” That was a sorry %&@#% display of Goaltending by Mr Schneider, He let the whole team down”
TAMPA BAY- Two Power-Play Goals in the 2nd period had( and I mean Had)Cory Schneider & Dallas ahead 2-0 entering the 3rd period! But what hair that Coach Hunter still had was about to come out as “Lightning Struck”( that’s a new one ha)! In a matter of just 7 minutes, it was 3-2 Tampa! The Bolts held that lead till “Big Buff” got an extra two minutes for roughing veteran Andrei Markov with just 3 minutes to play! On the ensuing PP, Pavel Datsyuk knocked in a rebound to tie the game! The crowd went nuts, but minutes later in Overtime, the Stars fans left muttering “Schneider sucks” as Jeff Carter blew one by the disgruntled netminder for another Tampa Bay Win!