Life on the Road photo journal: Moms tour city, game night vs. Preds
The moms visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Stars face off against Nashville presented by Toyotaby Sean Berry @DallasStars / DallasStars.com
As the Stars continue this season's 'Mom's Trip' through Nashville and Arizona, take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what life is like on the road through the lens of team photographer Sean Berry. For more, follow @seanberryphoto on Instagram.
Thursday, Feb. 7: Moms visit Country Music Hall of Fame
Following morning skate, the Stars' moms boarded a bus for the Country Music Hall of Fame and historic RCA Studio B in Nashville. There, they were treated to a tour of the museum, which has amassed one of the world's most extensive musical collections.
Game night vs. Nashville
To get loose before the game, several Stars players warm up by kicking a soccer ball in the loading dock of Bridgestone Arena.
With Jason Spezza looking on, captain Jamie Benn runs with a resistance band held by head strength and conditioning coach, Brad Jellis.
The moms arrive to Bridgestone Arena for the game -- each wearing a personalized jersey with their son's name and number on the back.
Down the long tunnel leading to the ice, goaltender Anton Khudobin awaits the signal to lead the Stars out for pregame warmups.
Blake Comeau and Mattias Janmark knock the stack of pucks near the bench onto the ice as warmups begin.
To get stretched out, Benn props his leg atop the boards in front of the Stars' bench.
Before heading back into the dressing room, Tyler Seguin tosses his stick over the glass to a lucky Stars fan.
As introductions begin, the Stars' moms find their seats in a special suite.
Spezza pauses at the end of the visitor's tunnel before the Stars return to the ice for the national anthem and the start of the game.
Roman Polak and former Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis exchange shoves behind the Predators' net, leading to minor penalties on both players.
After being stonewalled by Nashville netminder Juuse Saros through two periods, rookie defenseman Miro Heiskanen breaks through in the the third and is met by a swarm of teammates in celebration of his 10th goal of the season.
After the Predators score to take a 2-1 advantage, Taylor Fedun nets the equalizer, which helps push the game to overtime. Though the Stars lost in the extra frame, they were happy to take a hard-earned point before departing for Arizona.
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