1.04.2009

Loss to Edmonton, hoping for better results against the 'Nucks

Well, last night’s game against the Oilers didn’t go as planned, but it was largely due to the effort made by Edmonton goalie Dwayne Roloson, who stopped 38 of 39 shots to earn star-of-the-game honors at the game, and in the NHL for that night.

Despite the large number of saves Roloson made, none of them made the highlight reel, and through the part of the game that I watched, the Stars just didn’t put enough effort into putting their scoring chances on net.

Kudos to Andrew Hutchinson and James Neal for combining to get the only Stars goal of the night. Nicklas Grossman was definitely the Stars best defender, and Turco did what he could in net, although I’m sure he wishes he could get the Cole and Souray goals back, if not all of them.

I’m worried that with the Stars going on the road to Vancouver in order to play tonight, the team won’t have had time to rest. Hopefully they can pull through and at least make a respectable game out of it, but I’m not sure how well it will work out. A key will be shutting down the Sedin twins, because even though the Canucks have been getting offense from players such as Kyle Wellwood, Mason Raymond, and Ryan Kesler, the Sedin twins are still the top scorers by 10+ points.

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