Stars broadcast team wins Lone Star Emmy

The Dallas Stars broadcast team won a Lone Star Emmy for its coverage of last season's opening game, when Mike Modano returned to Dallas as a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

Here's an excerpt from the Fox Sports Southwest release:

For the ninth consecutive year since the inception of the statewide award, FOX Sports Southwest took home the Emmy for Best Live Sports Event for the 2010 Dallas Stars home opener against the Detroit Red Wings.

The game featured the much-anticipated return to Dallas of Mike Modano, the face of the Stars’ franchise for 20 years, who was playing one final season for the Stars’ biggest rival, the Detroit Red Wings. Producer Jason Walsh and director Mark Vittorio balanced the emotional storyline of Modano’s first game back on Dallas ice in a Red Wings jersey by reliving the Stars’ past, while looking ahead to the team’s future.

It marked the third time a FOX Sports Southwest Stars game won an Emmy for Best Live Sports Event, joining Game 6 of the 2008 NHL Western Conference Semifinal series quadruple overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks, and Game 5 of the 2003 Stars-Edmonton Oilers Western Conference quarterfinals.