There have been times in the recent past when the Dallas Stars have faced a tough test at home, only to come out completely flat and without energy and rely on the goaltender to provide any sort of boost to keep the team in the game. This was an inconsistency from game to game that was incredibly frustrating to watch because, even if a team isn't the most skilled, you'd hope for a team to at least put up a valiant effort in a losing cause.

This was a big reason for the changes the Stars made in the offseason, changing a good portion of core of the team in order to effect a change in the locker room and on the ice. While the Stars certainly can't be said to be the most talented or skilled, the hope would be that this was a team that would at the very least fight to the very end.

On Saturday night against the Blues, at least the fight was there.