I don't have to explain the title on this one. And I'm only doing five because, let's face it, there aren't 10 good things to talk about in this one. Unless I break down each Stars power play. Anyway, the countdown:
1, Egad, that power play. Wow, and I don't mean that in a good way. This power play, especially at home, has just become a big bag of empty. Just for the record, the Stars, in their six-game home losing streak, are 3 for 33 on the power play. And I've hit on the 5 on 3 so much I'm getting tired of talking about it. Your scoring odds on a 5 on 3 should be ridiculously high. But not for this team, not right now.
2, Calling out centers. Coach Dave Tippett wasn't happy with Mike Modano and Brendan Morrison's performances on Sunday. "If we don't get something out of Modano and Morrison soon, we're going to be in trouble. We need scoring from more than one line and our margin of error is so slim."
3, Loui at it again. He's been a steady bright spot once again, and obviously it doesn't hurt that he's on the line with Mike Ribeiro and Steve Ott. But he now has four goals in three games, and he's one of those pieces the Stars need.
4, Ott and his teeth. Or lack thereof. The guy was once again a sparkplug, drawing that bevy of penalties that gave the Stars those power plays that went absolutely nowhere. But hey, he tried.
5, Here we go again. OK, I would normally write in a road victory for the Stars when they go to St. Louis on Tuesday. But they haven't played very well in St. Louis in recent years. So, are we back to apocalypse talk here, folks?
-- Tracey Myers