First, let me state that this is not a pick-on-the-Stars entry. But, here's what we know now:
If you play with fire you get burned. The Stars weren't at their best against the Blues on Saturday, but they escaped. They weren't at their best tonight, and they didn't escape.
My hunches stink. Remember I said I had a feeling some Star was going to have a big game? Well, not so good. I guess I can count Marty Turco's performance, because he did keep them in it.
The Stars are tapped out, no doubt about it. They'll enjoy tomorrow's off day before heading on the road, where they've been very, very good.
No matter how good the Stars have been, the Pacific is still tight. One point between them and San Jose after all the victories they've tallied in the past month. Unbelievable. That's why it's considered the best division all the time.
But it has been a great December in Starsland, hasn't it? 10 victories, one away from the number they set in the month back in 1998-99, and we all remember what happened that year don't we?
Anyway, it's New Year's Eve. Enjoy ringing in the New Year, however you choose to do it. I wish the best for all of you in 2008, and be careful out there tonight.