The first 30 minutes of last Monday's game between the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers wasn't a thrill-a-minute affair. Sure, the Stars had a 1-0 lead, but other than that, there wasn't much going on.
"I didn't think there was much energy on either side," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said.
But midway through the second period, Stars forward Mattias Janmark drew a holding-the-stick call on Oilers defenseman Matt Benning, and public address announcer Jeff Kovarsky made one of his signature calls to get fans involved in the game.
"With the Edmonton penalty," Kovarsky's voice echoed throughout the building, "powered by TXU Energy, your DALLAS STARS are on the …" and then fans in the building finished off the call, yelling "POWER PLAY!"