ST. LOUIS -- There wasn't much to say when it was all over. It was evident, what had happened, and what, really, could anyone in the Dallas Stars' dressing room add? They had watched it unfold, saw their goaltenders victimized, their defenders posterized and their team lose in spectacular fashion, 6-1 at the hands of the St. Louis Blues in Game 3.
It was only one loss. Just one, putting the Stars down 2-1 in the best-of-7 series in the Western Conference Second Round. But it was more than that, in the way that it exposed issues that the Stars have dealt with all season; a defense that ranked 19th in goals against during the regular season and an uncertain-at-times goaltending tandem.