Feb 27, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT
The Dallas Stars haven’t been to the playoffs since 2008, but they’ve got a great chance to end that drought in 2014.
“We talked as a team today that we put together a heck of a run just before we left,” coach Lindy Ruff said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’ve put ourselves in a good position.”
Indeed, the Stars went into the Olympic break on a 6-1-2 run. Tonight, they host Carolina in their first of 24 down the stretch, and with a chance to move back in front of Vancouver for the final playoff spot in the West.
Seven of the Stars’ next nine games will be at home, including key contests next week against the Canucks and Wild.
Oh, and Dallas would be wise to take advantage while it can, because of its last 15 games, 10 will be on the road.
- Getzlaf powers Ducks to Game 2 victory, 2-0 series lead over Stars 0
- Video: Lucic spears DeKeyser from behind 64
- Detroit stuns favored Bruins with late goal to take Game 1 34
- Crashing Lightning: Montreal crushes Tampa Bay, takes 2-0 series lead 6
- Quenneville gets $25,000 fine for ‘bush-league move’ 12
- NHL looking into Quenneville’s ‘grabby’ gesture from Game 1 41
- Getzlaf to play Game 2, looks awful 20
- Video: PHT Extra — can Detroit exploit Boston’s blueline? 13
- Sharks go on the attack, defeat Kings in Game 1 16
- Avalanche win in OT, complete third-period comeback 63