I'm sure you're wondering what this clip from the movie Zombieland has to do with the current state of affairs for the Dallas Stars.

Well, two things.

For starters, after Dallas' incredibly frustrating start to the season, the team seems to finally have found it's groove, riding high with four wins in their last five, albeit for a 7-4 loss against Calgary on Wednesday night. I don't know about you, but this recent stretch of improved play is leaving me feeling as relieved as Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock looked after demolishing that poor souvenir shop.

Secondly, and most importantly, this video serves as a reminder to take time and appreciate the little things. While at first glance there might not appear to be any similarities between Woody Harrelson lodging an axe into the neck of a wooden cowboy mannequin and the current state of affairs of the Dallas Stars, there is a connection here.

Between the start of the 2012 offseason last summer and now, there has been plenty of discussion about the signings of Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney, the trading of Steve Ott for Derek Roy, the recent call-up of top prospect Jamie Oleksiak, and other bold decisions by Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk to strengthen both the present and the future of the team.