Stars Win a Gritty Game 5 – One More Til Colorado

Stars win game 5 last night and now have a chokehold on the trash ass Flames. That’s more fucking like it.

One more win tonight and we move on to a glory days rematch vs the Avs. We need that win tonight and not Saturday so we can get some rest for rd2. Those Avs look gooood.

The Stars look good too though. In the first four games, we dominated possession stats but couldn’t consistently put it together for wins. On Tuesday night, the Flames were able to match us in anal ytic metrics but we outshined them in grit.

Here were the top three moments in grit:

1 – Faksa headhunting Johnny Hockey in minute one (Tkachump still out btw)

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2 – Dickinson stabbing TJ Brodie in the face

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3 – Corey Perry bringing out his inner Matvichuk. Dare I say, I’m actually starting to like this old man?

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The opening goal was gritty as hell too. Finally, we are the ones scoring shorthanded goals. Also finally, we are the ones scoring first!

It’s huge seeing Benn and Seguin get into a groove together. We’re going to NEED that against Colorado. Seguin hasn’t looked himself all series – he’s definitely banged up and is going through one of his ‘post hitting’ funks. This is the type of assist he needs to get that confidence going and kickstart more odd man rushes.

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And Klingberg, my sweet love that I never doubted, what a beautiful game winner…

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Last but not least we have to give it up to our badass Russian goaltender Anton Khudobin. AKA ‘Dobby’. What a fucking beast. He’s not a backup – he’s a second starter.

An absolute brick wall all night but especially in the 3rd period. God he’s the fucking man.