Ben Bishop grew up rooting for the St. Louis Blues before being drafted by them. He remembers being in the stands at 14 years old during a playoff series against the Stars and wholeheartedly taking part of the chants of "Bel-four!" directed at the Dallas goalie.
Now 18 years after that St. Louis sweep to get to the Western Conference finals, Bishop will be the Stars goalie going against the Blues in the playoffs.
"It's kind of funny to think that I'm playing for Dallas going back home," Bishop said. "Going to have a lot of conflicted friends and family. But once the game obviously starts, it's just hockey. ... It's a business trip."