After an emotional series against Edmonton, Dallas was not mentally prepared to take on a much stronger St. Louis team. The
Stars played like they did in regular season allowing their opponents endless unforced turnovers in their defensive zone.
St. Louis scored 6 goals within the first two games of the series and 5 of these goals could have had a Stars' player credited
with an assist. After dropping the first two games on home ice, the Stars had to win games 3 and 4. The Stars played much
too conservatively and simply would not shoot at the net. During games 3 and 4 we came out strong but after 30 minutes we
would simply give up. St. Louis took advantage of the Stars not playing up to their potential and silenced us in a series
sweep, without having to really work for it!
When you are playing well but still lose, it is especially tough. Eddie
came up with some huge saves, but without any offensive help (and with sloppy defensive play), he was simply outnumbered!
Matty made some huge blocks and Hatcher made some great plays, however there are more than 2 defensive players on a team!