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Behind The Scenes: November Road Trip

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

The division leading Stars head out on a 4-game road swing against Carolina, Washington, Pittsburgh & Detroit on fire. They earned 18 of 24 possible points so far this season and are looking to continue moving up the standings. Get a glimpse of what went on behind the scenes as the team traveled to the East Coast.

Photos by Trey Hill

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7:20pm - North Carolina's fall colors come alive as the sun sets on day one of the Dallas Stars road trip.


5:31pm - Three of the men behind every Dallas Stars broadcast, John Sponsler, Doug "dotcom" Foster and Jason Walsh, take the media bus to the team hotel.

5:29pm - Ralph checks his email just before cursing Mike Ribeiro's play on Words With Friends.

5:23pm - Assistant Coach Paul Jerrard steps off the plane in Raleigh, NC.

4:48pm - Ralph Strangis and Joe Calvillo discuss the newly released Stars Media Guide iPad app.

4:41pm - While his teammates listen to music, sleep or watch movies, Krystofer Barch uses the time in flight to read.

4:35pm - Kari Lehtonen, who started the season 9-1 with a .936 save percentage and a 2.16 goals against, reviews game film with goalie coach Mike Valley.

3:25pm - The Dallas Stars coaching staff has an impromptu meeting during the flight.

2:45pm - Ralph Strangis meticulously fills in his game notes for tomorrows tilt against the Carolina Hurricanes.

1:20pm - Mike Ribeiro boards the team plane.

1:20pm - Ribeiro heads out to the team plane after clearing security.

1:14pm - Vernon Fiddler arrives, just in the nick of time.

1:13pm - Krystofer Barch stands guard in the final two minutes before a small fine is levied on his teammates who arrive late.

1:10pm - Krystofer Barch chrips at Trevor Daley as they arrive.

1:08pm - Loui Eriksson grabs his bags before heading out to the team plane.



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