Friday, May 2, 2008

What is this unknown place? The second round....

The Dallas Stars seem to be the only team with any postseason hope. The Cowboys haven't won a playoff game in over a decade and the Mavs can't get out of the first round after their collapse (with the help of some refs may I add) in the 2006 NBA Finals.

The Mavericks and Stars are very similar in a lot of ways too. All of the postseason blame amongst the media went against each team's most important player, Marty Turco for the Stars, and Dirk Nowitzki for the Mavs. No matter how well they played individually, the media never seemed to ease up.

Turco played out of his mind in last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs against Vancouver, recordeing an unbelievable three shutouts! Yet, the Stars fell short after they couldn't get any goals on offense. This year the goals are coming at a high rate, and Turco once again is making the stops. Marty's goal-against average for this year's playoffs is at 2.0! Turco has also become a playmaker, not afraid to come out of the crease and make the long pass to a breaking skater. Now that the Stars are out of the first round, Turco finally has that monkey off his back. There is just one round's opponent will be the Detroit Red Wings. Turco has not won there since he was a young man playing for the Michigan Wolverines. -ND

Here is a preview of tonight's Game 5 between The Stars and San Jose Sharks

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