Weird Dallas Stars Games: The Winter Storms

Every team in the NHL deals with weird games where the unusual happens. Not in terms of things not done before, but situations that shape the game fall into the weird category. The Dallas Stars have many of those games. The Stars add two into this first volume of odd plays. Winter weather rarely occurs in Dallas. When a Stars game mixes in with adverse snow preconditions, strange things happen. The attending lowered below average as Dallas Fort-Worthers refused to get out. Some devotees braved the coldnes to get inside the arena. These two plays in 2009 and 2014 are part of the lore with the Starrings fans who experienced it. These games never is indicated in a record book. Here are some weird Stars games.

The DFW Climate

Snow rarely happens in Dallas Fort-Worth because of how far south they are. The unusual happens during these Texas ice hurricanes. Devotees left their homes to catch the two plays that started ahead. Northerners laugh at Texans because of how bad they “overreact” to weather they watch all the time. DFWers are not used to driving on the roads when it sleets or snows. Dallasites have a difficult enough time driving in basic conditions anyway. Merely a few cases braved getting out and going to these games.

Thrashers@ Superstars: 2009

Forecasts testified lots of snow and frost in Dallas on Jan. 27, 2009. It did not come until later the next day. However, 16,726 braved the frigid breath to come to the game, below the 17,680 median per game that season . There were much fewer people than that in attendance for the game between the Stars and the Atlanta Thrashers. ” Die Hard” night is what these plays are called because simply real devotees of the team show up for the game.

Jere Lehtinen was one of the goals and targets scorers for this game.( Photoree/ Creative Commons)

Jere Lehtinen and Steve Ott scored for the Superstar while they shutout the Thrashers 2-0 . Snow flurries greeted followers on the way out of the realm as local schools starting shutting down for the next day. This would be one of the final few occasions the Stars played the Thrashers before relocating from Atlanta to become the Winnipeg Jet. The next play proved to be more eventful in terms of weather conditions.

Flyers@ Stars: 2013

In a rare situation, Dallas received its first snowfall much more quickly in the year. The Philadelphia Flyers came to town on Dec. 7, 2013, and stepped off the plane to a fresh carpet of snow. Over the previous days, snow and ice blanketed Dallas with a frozen winter wonderland. This play is by far the strangest in this category and several instances made this a whirlwind.

The official attendance listed on the scoresheet for this daytime matinee was 8,567. It was a down attending year for the five-years-removed-from-the-postseason Superstar. The previous and following home games had 12,673 and 12,542 devotees in attendance, respectively. Few devotees could make it to the game with many traveling on the still operating public transport and rail transit systems.

The game started with a slam from the fists of Zac Rinaldo after he assaulted Antoine Roussel from behind. In the first 1:15, Rinaldo got a fighting major, instigating minor, 10 -minute misconduct, and a game misconduct. The Stars couldn’t score on the ensue 7-minute power play. Andrej Meszaros scored the only Flyers goal in the game shortly before the first interval ended.

Zac RinaldoZac Rinaldo received 27 times of penalties in just four seconds of ice period.( Amy Irvin/ The Hockey Columnist)

During the first intermission, the entire usher staff members from the American Airlines Center moved all devotees in the upper bowl down to the lower bowl. They told everyone to sit wherever there was an empty seat. This seems like an impossibility, but there were so few followers in attendance where this could happen. The entire upper bowl was empty for the final two periods.

The Giveaway

What made this game so great was the giveaways they do for followers. On this particular game, that giveaway made its mode back to the ice. Tyler Seguin stormed out of the gate in the second period with a natural hat trick. The last two of his objectives “re coming back” 0:40 as occasion weave down in the period. At first , no one imagined Seguin scored that third aim. Everyone imagined Jamie Benn tip-off the puck into the net but it was Flyers’ defenseman Luke Schenn. Seguin recorded a natural hat trick and no one knew it.

Seguin scored a natural hattrick in the second period of this play.( Amy Irvin/ The Hockey Novelist)

During the next stoppage of play-act, it was finally announced that it was his third aim of the game. Stars hats with AT& T logos on the side was the promotional giveaway for the game. All these green hats poured onto the ice in a delayed hat trick celebration that took ages to cleaning process. A 5-1 win bring happy on a wild period .

The Super Ice Bowls Not Played: 2021

More games were on the table for this category in February. The Stars postponed four games due to a massive winter cyclone that peppered Dallas for days. Power grids strove with the excess require, making rolling blackouts throughout Texas. Outrage reached the mayor’s office who promptly shut down the first game. Using unnecessary electricity to influence a sports arena was a bad appear. Fans going to these games would have another one of the narratives mentioned before. It did not come to pass and the previous plays were the only true frost bowls in Dallas.

Place of the Forgotten Lore

These plays are never recollected by anyone who wasn’t there. They do not appear in record books nor has absolutely nothing substantial happen during the game. These only happen to be a part of weird plays that happened over the years. Weird plays supply memorable experiences for the followers who attended. Dallas get built merriment of due to the lack of” hockey weather” they get in the winter and how they handle it when it comes. Dallas gets snowfall every so often and craziness happens when it does. More of these wintertime bowls may happen in the future, but they are a part of the Stars lore for now.

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