As in a hurricane? Get it? Ah forget it. On with the countdown:
1, We have a winner. As in a second line to give this team some offensive production. The James Neal-Mike Modano-Brendan Morrison trio was a winner, producing nine shots on goal and Morrison's game-winner. The three just looked smooth together. So keep it together for at least three games. Please.
2, Rather be lucky than good. My dad says this all the time, although Marty Turco was a lot of good with a little luck thrown in for good measure: 31 shots, 29 stops, two pucks off posts. Hey, as Turco said, "As long as it's not in the back of the net, it doesn't matter if you got beat, got lucky or made a good play."
3, Begin the Beguine. Sorry, I'm using an old Cole Porter song to be creative. Probably failed. Anyway, great night for him and a hard-earned goal right on the doorstep. And he came with the hammer, too, recording seven hits. Grit all over the place.
4, Mike Ribeiro's goal. Technically it was off Tim Gleason, but a break is a break. It was a pretty pass, anyway, and Ribeiro now has points in six consecutive games.
5, He said it. "We were just waiting for some sort of break, nice bounce. To get a stick on that shot was nice to see, finally." Mike Modano on Brendan Morrison's goal.
6, He said it, Part II. "I'm a big believer that you work for your breaks. Tonight we worked for our breaks." Coach Dave Tippett on, well, the breaks.
7, Taking his lumps. Defenseman Trevor Daley was credited with a team-high four blocked shots. No word on how many ice packs he was wearing after this one.
8, Now that's production. The Stars had three goals on 10 shots in the second period. Been a while since we've seen that, especially at home.
9, Now that's a rarity. None of Steve Ott's teeth were harmed in the making of this production.
10, Good, bad, indifferent? Where does your gauge fall with this team right now, folks?
-- Tracey Myers