As the national anthem wraps up, video coach Kelly Forbes pops an earpiece into his right ear and grabs a seat in Dallas Stars mission control.

There are three monitors mounted on the wall, two on his desk and a tablet on his right-hand side that monitors stats. To Forbes’ left, assistant video coach Sean Andrake monitors his own station, while a white pad of paper sits at the ready to Forbes’ notes.

“I got you, Stu, you got me?” Forbes says into the headset, checking in with Stars assistant coach Stu Barnes, who is on the team’s bench.

Forbes then checks in with the Stars’ eye in the sky from the press box. During home games it’s Vernon Fiddler; on the road, goalie coach Jeff Reese.

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