Game 5. Minnesota at Dallas

American Airlines Arena- After winning game 4 in Minnesota to avoid the sweep, Coach Dale Hunter said ” One game at a time Boys, You never know what can happen” Down 3 games to 1 & facing elimination in Texas, Stars Captain Erik Karlsson jumped on a Rebound just 20 seconds into the game & ripped it by Jimmy Howard for the early 1-0 lead! Dallas had chances to add to the lead with 2 Power-Plays but Howie settled down & kept score at 1-0! Three minutes into period 2 & silence fell over the arena as Veteran Paul Stastny tied the game at one! The fans erupted nearing the 8 minute mark. when a shot from the point by Brooks Orpik went off Howard’s pads right to Josh Bailey & he slammed it home for a 2-1 lead! Into the 3rd period & the Wild get a Power-Play, but the Stars get the kill! Both Goalies take turns making saves, as it’s no place for a nervous person! Just 3 & a half minutes to go & the Wild get another PP as Karlsson takes a delay of game penalty for flipping the puck into the stands! A big save by Bobrovsky on a Mark Stone rebound(rating) & the PK team fights it off! The Wild outshot Dallas 18-9 in the Final Period but 1st Star Sergei Bobrovsky held the fort & Stars Win 2-1 to send series back to Minnesota! Coach Hunter “I’m just elated that we didnt lose this series here on home ice, You know sometimes that 4th win in a series is hard to get” Let’s Go Boys!!

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