DALLAS -- With just four games remaining prior to the Olympic break, the Dallas Stars are well aware of how important it is to enter it on a positive note.
Dallas begins a three-game road trip Saturday at the Anaheim Ducks, then faces the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday and the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday before returning home for another game against the Coyotes next Saturday, their final game before the League breaks for the 2014 Sochi Olympics beginning Feb. 9.
No one better realizes how crucial this four-game stretch is than Dallas coach Lindy Ruff.
"When we tried to set some goals, we talked about trying to win three out of four," Ruff said. "If we can have a good finish before the break here it sets us up. And it's really a must because otherwise you're chasing it too much."