At the start of Thursday's practice in Frisco, Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin was in his net without a goalie stick, waving his arms toward the bench trying to get someone's attention.
The Stars netminder was poking a little fun at what happened in the third period of Tuesday's game when his stick broke, and he frantically tried to get a new one, just before the Devils scored their third goal.
Like Tuesday, Khudobin never got his stick. This time it was planned, though, because at the other end of the ice, goaltender Ben Bishop was without his stick as well. As the first practice drill got underway, all the forwards and defensemen were handling the puck and shooting with their opposite hands.
It was a fun couple of minutes, but with a purpose, according to Stars coach Jim Montgomery.