DALLAS -- As the Stars prepared to kick off a four-game homestand Monday, Jim Montgomery knew just how important a quick start would be against the Senators.
Coming off the road and playing in its 11th game in 19 days with plenty of travel in between, sluggishness out of the gate from Dallas was the coach's biggest concern.
"After a long road trip, usually that first game at home, you get back and it's a little bit of a sluggish start," Montgomery said before the game. "But we can't have anymore sluggish starts. We're behind the eight-ball."
By the time puck drop rolled around, the Stars made sure that wouldn't be an issue.