After some questioning over what exactly is behind the Dallas stars decision making in their most recent trades, it’s safe to say the newest rookies to the team looked pretty good on the ice Wednesday night against the Anaheim Ducks.
The Dallas Stars fell short of a victory losing 5-2, but honestly the actual score does not give the Stars justice for the effort they put in the game. I mean they are experimenting with a whole new line-up and lucky for Dallas, many of the new additions proved to Dallas Thursday night that they’re ready to play.
Sure the Ducks took control of the game early on and were heating up the goal, but it still doesn’t change the fact the Stars new line-up may be something to keep an eye on for the future.
New youngster to the team, Lane MacDermib scored his first NHL goal in his first game playing with the Stars Thursday. Funny enough, Lane is not the first of the MacDermib family to score a first NHL goal on April 3, 2013. His father, Paul Macdermib also scored his first NHL goal with the Hartford Whalers on this same night 31 years ago.
Overall, the Stars can leave this game with some satisfaction because, really they didn’t look too shabby. The Ducks took the lead in the beginning and once this was accomplished, the Stars could not catch up. If the Stars scored, the Ducks scored. It was as if every goal the Stars made triggered the Ducks into scoring almost immediately. If there is anything to point out that the Stars were lacking in it is clearly transition defense, or maybe just keeping a hold of the puck.