Good morning! It is Monday, and through 44 games, the Stars are 26-15-4. Last year’s Stars didn’t get their 26th win until game 51, and even Ken Hitchcock’s team, who leapt out to a great first half before stumbles down the stretch, didn’t get their 26th win until two games after this team did. In other words, things have wound up going pretty ding-danged well with three games left before the All-Star break.
(The 2015-16 Stars, by the way, rocketed to a 26-7-2 record. Good times, Trevor. Good times.)
And yet, due to a couple of rough stretches, there isn’t quite that feeling of assurance around this team.