It’s been a month to the day since the last time the Dallas Stars won a game on the road, and they’re still 1-5-2 overall on the month of January, but the team has seen some reason for optimism in their play in the past couple of games.
To hear defenseman Alex Goligosky tell it, the effort they’ve been looking for during this recent skid was there in the 3-2 loss to the Kings in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and at least in the later stages of the 4-3 overtime loss to the Sharks on Saturday in San Jose.
“I think when you look at the way we were playing a week and a half ago to the way we played probably the second half of that San Jose game and a lot of the LA game didn’t get the results, but we’re playing the right way,” Goligosky told the team’s official website. “We’re doing the right things, and we’ve dug in a little bit, so we are going to keep our gas on the pedal as far as the way we want to play the game and keep going that way.”
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The good news, for a Stars team dealing with such serious road woes, is they’re home for awhile. They open up a three-game homestand on Thursday night against the Oilers at the American Airlines Center.
“Well, we wanted to improve our home record. If you’re going to lose to them on the road, you got to come home and win,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “It was one of the things we set out to do, was improve the home record and so far we have. Coming back off a road trip is always a tough one, but it’s a game here in our building that we look at to turn things around.”