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Behind The Scenes: Road Trip Day 5

Wednesday, 11.9.2011 / 8:05 PM CT / News
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Behind The Scenes: Road Trip Day 5


The division leading Stars head out on a four-game road swing against Carolina, Washington, Pittsburgh & Detroit on fire. They have earned 22 of 28 possible points so far this season and are looking to continue their rise in the standings. Get a glimpse of what went on behind the scenes as the team traveled to the East Coast.

Photos by Trey Hill


DAY FIVE (11/9/11) - OFF DAY IN WASHINGTON
(newest photos at top)

1:04 pm - Team Loui takes the top step of the podium, sadly, Allsport did not have the Swedish anthem on hand.


1:00 pm - Loui Eriksson's teammates celebrate their victory; his team finished with the second fastest track time for the month at Allsport, just .015 seconds out of the top spot.


12:59 pm - Loui Eriksson takes the checkered flag for a victory lap.


12:58 pm - In an effort to even things up, Burish's teammates lobby for similar penalties to other drivers.


12:57 pm - In the race's final lap, Adam Burish gets black flagged and assessed a 20 second penalty.


 


12:48 pm - As the race wound into the closing laps, Tom Wandell rubs his hands at the approaching victory.


12:39 pm - Tom Wandell waves his driver (Loui Eriksson) in for a change. Team Loui (comprised of the two Swedes and team massage therapist, Cleo Bates) jumped out to a lead in Wandell's first stint and never looked back.


 


 


 


 


 


12:55 pm - The tension was building between rival French Canadian drivers, Stephane Robidas and Mike Ribeiro.


12:55 pm - Despite a ton of questionable moves and a handful of racing incidents, no one had been black flagged, which comes with a 20-second stop and go penalty.


 


12:13 pm - Jake Dowell jumps down from the wall after his first stint for Team Morrow.


12:11 pm - The final driver from each of the teams prepares to take the wheel. Each driver was responsible for approximately 15 laps per stint in the 135 lap race.


12:06 pm - With several spins and questionable no-calls by the race marshalls, the drivers did a lot of finger pointing back in the paddock.


12:05 pm - Mike Ribeiro comes into the pits for a driver change.


 


12:01 pm - Trevor Daley shouts his disapproval to the race marshalls who let a lot of early race rubbing go uncalled.


On the opening lap of the race, Mike Ribeiro spun and looked back to find his teammates cheering and jeering.


11:55 am - Before qualifying began, Kari, a big race fan in his own right, admitted to being a little nervous.


11:44 am - Don't let the smiles fool you, no one on the track wanted to come in second.


11:42 am - Jake Dowell went visor up in an effort to let the wind blow through his moustache.


 


11:35 am - Goalie Kari Lehtonen pilots the number 8 car, adding his name to a long list of elite Finnish drivers.


11:34 am - Just as the cars roll onto the track for qualifying, Eric Nystrom answers the question, "how many feet did you have in the air while scoring your highlight reel-worthy fourth goal of the year?"


11:33 am - Mike Ribeiro slips into his race seat.


11:30 am - Third times a charm. After two failed helmet attempts, Tom Wandell closes the visor on his racing helmet.


11:29 am - Stephane Robidas straps up his helmet. Despite being raised in Montreal, he confessed he'd never been to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, host of the Grand Prix du Canada, in Montreal.


11:24 am - Mark Fistric cuts up with his teammates.


11:19 am - Jamie Benn gets fitted for his racing suit.


 


10:52 am - The team sits through a pre-race meeting to understand the track and the capabilities of the carts.


10:50 am - Nicklas Grossman, Mike Ribeiro, Stephane Robidas and the rest of the team head in to the track at Allsport Grand Prix.


10:16 am - While the captains were making their selections, Adam Burish took a call with Ben & Skin on ESPN Radio in Dallas. Click here to listen to the audio.


10:09 am - The team, equipment and training staff were divided into thirteen teams of three. Vernon Fiddler was named a team captain and drafted Radek Dvorak in the first round.


10:03 am - The team planned a surprise outing for the players and, as the bus rolled away from the hotel, Jason Rademan shared the news: a LaMans-style go-cart race. The winning team would get a day off from practice.


DAY ONE - CLICK HERE

DAY TWO - CLICK HERE

DAY THREE - CLICK HERE

DAY FOUR - CLICK HERE

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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