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Behind The Scenes: Road Trip Day 6

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

The division leading Stars head out on a four-game road swing against Carolina, Washington, Pittsburgh & Detroit on fire. They have earned 22 of 28 possible points so far this season and are looking to continue their rise in the standings. Get a glimpse of what went on behind the scenes as the team travels to the East Coast.

Photos by Trey Hill

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3:24 pm - Mark Fistric checks his email while waiting on the team bus.

3:02 pm - Coach Gulutzan addresses the media after practice.

3:01 pm - Donny White straightens the equipment in Tom Wandell's locker.

2:51 pm - Fire up our hashtag machines, #PeskyStars has it's own locker.

2:41 pm - Sheldon Souray heads off the ice at the end of practice.

2:33 pm - Coach Gulutzan and Nicklas Grossman talk at the end of practice.

2:32 pm - Vernon Fiddler's moustache has asked for it's own Twitter account.

2:17 pm - Coach Gulutzan explains an upcoming drill.

1:49 pm - Stu Barnes and Frank Provenzano discuss things out on the ice.

2:06 pm - Brenden Morrow, who is resting an elbow injury, comes out to watch practice.

1:59 pm - Tom Wandell buries his shoulder into fellow countryman Nicklas Grossman, also known as the Immovable Swede.

1:59 pm - Nicklas Grossman hams it up during practice.

1:55 pm - Coach Gulutzan confirmed that Kari Lehtonen will be starting in net on Friday night.



1:37 pm - Vernon Fiddler gallops across the blue line powered by nothing but the intensity of his moustache.

1:35 pm - The Stars start practice with a free-flowing drill inside the neutral zone, designed to get their legs moving and their heads up.

1:28 pm - Assistant GM Frank Provenzano sits in the stands at the start of the Dallas Stars practice.

1:27 pm - Mike Ribeiro, Trevor Daley and Adam Burish give James Neal a hard time during his interview.

1:24 pm - Mike Heika and Cody Eastwood run into former Stars winger James Neal outside the Penguins locker room.

1:11 pm - Alex Goligoski trims his stick just outside the visiting locker room.

1:08 pm - Too bad the visiting locker room at Consol Energy Center wasn't very big.

1:08 pm - Brenden Morrow pedals in the dressing room while he chats with Stu Barnes.

12:45 pm - Coach Dan Bylsma addressed the media, saying Sidney Crosby would not be playing and said the team would focus on playing the Dallas Stars, "maybe one of the best teams in the league right now."

12:37 pm - With the Penguins now off the ice, the Pittsburgh zams attempt to "flood like champions."

12:30 pm - Social media had been buzzing all morning about an announcement on Sidney Crosby's return, so the media came out in force. Here, serveral major TV outlets have laid their claim on real estate prior to the press conference.

12:27 pm - Dennis Soetaert unloads the team's equipment.

12:22 pm - This is the team's first trip to the Consol Energy Center since it opened at the start of the 2010-2011 season, so the guys went and checked out the place while they waited on their equipment to arrive.

12:22 pm - Team Loui taunts Andrew Raycroft about the previous day's victory on the race track.

12:13 pm - The Consol Energy Center comes into view as the team bus makes its way through downtown.


11:39 am - Brenden Morrow and Alex Goligoski wait for their baggage to come off the plane.

11:38 am - Adam Burish and Michael Ryder make their way off the team plane in Pittsburgh.

11:23 am - Downtown Pittsburgh and the Consol Energy Center.

11:11 am - Jason Walsh works through the preliminary schedule for next season with Assistant GM Frank Provenzano.

10:02 am - Raindrops on the front windscreen of the team bus.

9:47 am - Ralph Strangis versus the USA Today crossword puzzle.






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