I never would have guessed it, but it seems the key to the Dallas Stars’ success these days is Adam Burish. Sure, it’s nice to have Brad Richards back, and Jamie Benn has been out of this world, but when Burish is in, they win, and when he’s out, they lose.
Burish was injured on February 3rd against Boston and was out for eight games. In those eight games, the Stars went 1-6-1.
He came back on February 24th against Detroit for eight games and in those the Stars went 6-0-2.
Now that he’s out again, in the two games since he was hurt, the Stars are 0-2-0.
There is something that he brings that I can’t pin down from my remote perch, but it’s definitely something. And the Stars miss it when it’s gone.