The Dallas Stars got off to one of their worst starts in franchise history this season, but they went on an absolute tear from October 19 to November 25 as they won 14 of 16 games during that span.
However, the Stars currently find themselves on a three-game losing skid heading into Tuesday’s tilt with the Winnipeg Jets, but after everything they went through earlier this season they know that there’s no need to hit the panic button. Instead, Jim Montgomery lightened things up on Monday and left everything up to the players as they had Team North America go up against Team Europe in 3-on-3.
If there’s one team perfect for this type of fun practice it’s the Stars as their roster consists of 10 North American skaters and one 1 North American goalie, as well as 10 European skaters and 1 European goalie. At the end of the day it was Team Europe who came out on top.
Following the practice, coach Montgomery spoke about his decision to turn Monday’s practice into a scrimmage and mentioned that it was a reminder to the players to just be kids again.
The Stars have a home and home series with the Jets this week starting in Winnipeg on Tuesday and concluding in Dallas on Thursday.