The Dallas Stars flew home from California on Saturday, and the return came not a moment too soon.
The Stars will practice Sunday, preparing to play a home game Monday for the first time since April 11. It will be Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Anaheim Ducks (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, RDS, TSN, KDOC, TXA 21).
Dallas, which trails the best-of-7 series 2-0, was 23-11-7 at American Airlines Center this season, 8-1-1 in its final 10.
"We've played real good hockey, especially the last 15, 20 games here," coach Lindy Ruff told the Dallas Morning News on Saturday. "In front of our crowd, I think that added energy will help our team."