Home ice has been kind to the Dallas Stars since the middle of October. After a shaky start, the Stars have posted a stellar 11-2-0 record at American Airlines Center. In that time, they are 5-5-2 on the road. Not a bad split, but it does show the importance of home ice to the Stars as they push back into the playoff race.
Against the New York Islanders on Saturday, Dallas was able to parlay an impressive first period into a fairly undramatic 3-1 victory. The Islanders so far are having a great year, but it’s a team built on defense.