MINNESOTA- Stars unload 24 shots in period one, the Wild countered with 4, but the game was tied at 1 apiece, thanks to Quick’s glove hand as he robbed Point(1-14)& Atkinson(1-17)! Stars throw 15 more at Quick in period two & Point gives Dallas a 2-1 lead into period three! Quick’s luck ran out as Stars score 3 times in first 7 minutes, two by Viktor Arvidsson who got his 1st “Hat Trick” of the season & a 5-1 lead! That big lead soon got scary as Paul Stastny scored twice in 39 seconds to make it 5-3! Wild got two more chances on the Power-Play but the PK did it’s job & Stars hang on for the Win!
BOSTON- The Stars hold the League’s Top Offense to just one Goal, a Short-Handed Goal by Blake Wheeler in the 3rd that cut lead in half at 2-1! That was the Final as Dallas got Goals from Marchand(PP) & Brayden Point , who’s GW Goal was his 30th of the season!
ST LOUIS- A scoreless game thru 40 minutes, as the Stars just couldnt find the right number, as Connor Hellebuyck stopped J T Miller(1-6 & 1-9)Atkinson(1-11)& Marchand(1-16)! Kyle Connor scores(rating) in 3rd to break scoreless tie, but Nick Backstrom(1-18)gets his bullet by Hellebuyck two minutes later to tie! Evgeny Kuznetsov goes off for roughing Marchand & Point scores on the Power-Play! Time winding down & Justin Faulk takes a tripping call with one minute left! While short-handed & Hellebuyck on the bench, Oliver Ekman Larsson gets an inside shot but the rebound goes to DC & Stars hang on for the 2-1 Win!
NEW YORK I- This home & home matchup was played with Net-Play & the Stars got revenge for a 4-1 loss on the Isle by slamming home 4 Goals in the Opening period & cruising to a 7-2 Win! Brayden Point got his 1st Career “Hat Trick” to highlite this romp!
CHICAGO- Two Goals by Rookie Jake DeBrusk had the Hawks on top 2-0 into period three! Arvidsson finally solved Brayden Holtby to cut lead in half & Viktor would tie game with 5 minutes to play! With 3 minutes to go, the League’s Top Goal-Scorer(at last update)John Tavares went top-shelf for the 3-2 lead! Marchand blew up with the score by Tavares & cross-checked the Hawk to the ice! The ill-advised penalty put Dallas short-handed & with the Goalie on the bench, Tavares was all smiles as he buried the empty-net PPG for a 4-2 Win!