The Stars once again had travel issues, as fog kept them in Columbus on Monday night and they were not allowed a morning skate in Detroit. Because practice time has been tight, Gulutzan said much of the team's learning has to be done in film sessions and meetings.

"These guys are the elite. Having some meetings and making it known to them, I think you automatically get a kick from that," Gulutzan said. "Practice time and making it known are pretty much equal."