The schedules for the 2017-18 regular season are out now! What are some games that you should mark on the calendar?
On Saturday night, the Washington Capitals and the Dallas Stars faced off for the first time in the 2016-17 season. They reside in different conferences which means they don’t see much of each other so there’s not much animosity that has built up (or so we thought). The Caps are currently sitting on the top of the NHL while the Stars are trying to climb back into the playoff picture in the Western conference. Also it is important to note that I am a fan and follow both of these teams closely.
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The Washington Capitals (30-9-6) and the Dallas Stars (19-20-8) face off tonight for the first time this season at the American Airlines Center (AAC) in Dallas.
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Tonight is the start of an 82-game journey called the National Hockey League regular season. Tonight the Washington Capitals start their season as the visiting team when the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate their Stanley Cup Championship with a banner raising ceremony. While in Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Stars host the Anaheim Ducks and hope to maintain the success they had last season over the rest of the Western Conference.
At the beginning of media day of the 2015-16 NHL season, Stars defenseman John Klingberg was given the team’s Snapchat account for the day. As the pictures below show, it was a fun day. The team starts in Dallas and then travels by bus to Cedar Park in Austin, home of their American Hockey League affiliate Texas Stars.
On Thursday, Tom Wilson accepted the “22 Push-up challenge” from fellow Capital Karl Alzner. The significance of the “22 push-ups” is that they represent the 22 veterans (on average) who commit suicide a day in the United States. This challenge was created by the organization, Honor Courage Commitment Inc., in 2013 after learning the statistic that is the center of the challenge.
Today, August 26, was National Dog Day and, to celebrate, some of the Dallas Stars posted pictures of their adorable dogs to Twitter and Instagram. Enjoy the adorableness.