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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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 77 28 46 -6 74
T. Seguin 67 35 35 -4 70
J. Spezza 77 17 42 -3 59
J. Klingberg 60 11 27 3 38
C. Eakin 73 17 19 -5 36
T. Daley 63 16 20 -10 36
A. Goligoski 77 4 31 -2 35
A. Hemsky 71 11 21 -5 32
S. Horcoff 73 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 75 12 15 -5 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 16 10 .906 2.88
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.25
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