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Tuesday's Stars watching party a big success

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

Video from Watching Party
The Dallas Stars hosted game watching parties on Tuesday night at Frankie’s Sports Bar locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. Stars fans gathered at both locations and helped cheer on the team to a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers and witnessed goaltender Richard Bachman’s first career NHL shutout.

Stars right wing Adam Burish watched the entire game at the Frankie’s location in Dallas and helped with giveaways throughout the evening. Burish, who has missed the last 12 games due to injury, spent the entire game talking with fans and signed autographs during the first and second intermissions.
“When you are playing you don’t get to see what goes on around town when the Stars are playing a road game,” Stars right wing Adam Burish said. “It was great to come in here and see the bar packed with people screaming and yelling for my teammates.”
Both Frankie’s locations were packed with Stars fans cheering on the team in the only game this season against Rangers.
 “It’s been really cool to see the enthusiasm level tonight,” Burish said. “It feels like it’s Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals with people living and dying on every play during the game.”
The unique atmosphere made it great for Stars fans that came out to watch their team play on a Tuesday night. Barry Payne, who is a partial Stars season ticket holder, was one of the many Stars fans that came to the watching parties and didn’t leave empty handed. Payne won an autograph Loui Eriksson stick.
“It’s been a great party and a great turnout,” Barry said. “I love the fan interaction of the watch parties. An event like this gives fans a chance to meet a player, get an autograph or get a picture.”
Both watching parties raffled away autographed pucks, sticks and jerseys for those in attendance. Burish’s presence at Frankie’s in Dallas marked the first time that a current Stars player has ever attended a watching party during the regular season.
“Whenever you have a chance to get out in the community it goes a long way,” Burish said. “It’s important for me to be here and let our fans know that the team appreciates the support they give us every time we step on the ice.”
The next Official Dallas Stars Watching Party is scheduled for January 5th at 7PM at TGIFriday's in the West End. Click here for more information about future Official Dallas Stars Watching Parties.

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