Last season, the Dallas Stars were one of the scariest teams in the NHL. They were 16-4 at the end of October and finished 1st in the Central Division with 109 points. This season, it’s been the complete opposite. They didn’t win their 16th game until December 29, and currently sit 6th in the Central Division with 56 points through 60 games.
Despite things not going their way this season, there was no way they were losing against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. The team’s TV play-by-play announcer Dave Strader made his season debut in the booth on Saturday night after undergoing cancer treatment, and the Stars made it a special night for him.
Dallas trailed 3-2 heading into the third period, but thanks to Antoine Roussel’s 11th of the season and third goal of the game, the game went to overtime.
Classy move by the Dallas Stars.
It’s not the only game Strader will call this season, as he will be in the booth for the next few games.
It’s nice to see and hear him back in the booth. Hopefully he backs permanently in no time.