For Dallas Stars fans, December 31st is a night to party.

OK, yes, that’s true for the entire rest of the world, too. But adding ice hockey into the mix of sparklers and champagne has become a tradition in North Texas sports.

Since moving to Dallas, the Stars have played games on New Year’s Eve 19 times, all but one of them at home. They’ve won a dozen of those, so this bit of holiday scheduling has more often than not made for a happy new year.

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Marty Turco was the winning goaltender in four of these matchups (and drew another). In this video interview, he explains why he liked the annual affair and reminds us of a couple of the more memorable contests.