Hello all, greeting from Dallas.
If you don’t know, the Dallas Stars will be hosting the Winter Classic right here in Dallas. As a Stars and general history fan, I wanted to come and see the game in person. I will say that this trip is off to a banger start.
The flight in was okay, 5:45 flight but at least it was out of Midway so I didn’t have to wake up too early to get there and get through security. I will forever adore taking planes when the sun is rising, look at these pictures and videos.
It’s magical. So anyway, got into a very cloudy Dallas and met u with my friend Craig. He took me to Norma’s which I guess is a big place here and it was definitely deserving of the love. I also tried grits for the first time and meh.
It was too rainy to walk around at the time so we went to the Dallas Museum of Art which was a cool experience filled with different paintings and sculptures. Look up Ragnar Kjartansson’s postcards, you won’t regret it. Also, visit the DMA if you’re in the area, it’s free. Then with the rain cleared up, we took a tour around the more high-end side of Dallas, literally past the Ritz-Carlton towers.
Walking around the city is always my favorite thing to do. You can pick up the vibe and people watch as life just floats on. After this blog, I’m heading into the city proper to explore more (Stay tuned for a blog tomorrow 😉 ).
The biggest part of the night was the Stars’ game! Last night, the Stars took on the Colorado Avalanche in a thrilling game that went into a shootout WITH a Stars victory in the end as well. The game was intense, both teams alive with anger, which are arguably the best hockey games.
There were plenty of big hits but no thrown gloves. Craig and I did end up on the Stars’ IG story (Guess who Benn and Lindell are haha).
As I told you, the game went into an insane OT with the stars on a power play for the good majority. I grabbed a minute of the last 53ish seconds in OT and that’s right here.
Can you feel the stress??
Next, in the shootout, Pavs got the first shootout goal. Nate MacKinnon was denied.
Tyler Seguin went next bet was blocked. Mikko Rantanen was denied for the Avs.
Lastly, for the Stars, Alexander Radulov scored to finish off the Stars’ victory.
After the game, we headed over to The Tickets’ post-game radio show that you can watch live. It was cool to see the two hosts, Owen Newkirk and Bruce LeVine (both great Twitter follows) as they were live on the radio. Not to mention they had special guest Jere Lehtinen. Lehtinen (in town for the WC) talked about the growth of Finnish hockey and his time with the Stars, you can tell he was still as driven and passionate as he was on the ice.
After the show ended, I finally got to see what the Victory Plaza looked like and damn is it beautiful.
So that was my Day 1 in Dallas, I’ll be here for 6 days and I’ll be posting about them. I love this city, it’s beautiful and very chill. So Day 1 is in the books and I’m going to explore and find some things to tell you about tomorrow.
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