It feels like this team is night-and-day different than the one that started the season 1-7-1. Over the past eight games, the Stars have beaten the Colorado Avalanche twice, which is huge within the tightly-compacted Central Division. Every point that can be taken off a divisional foe just feels more emphatic, even if they count equally (in theory, anyway).
They’ve outscored their opponents 27-9, tripling the goals for compared to the ones they’ve allowed. It feels a lot like how the Stars looked down the stretch of the season last year that propelled them into the playoffs.