Dallas Stars Weekly Recap: After Loss to Vegas, Stars Win Two Straight

By: Anthony Miller

After a five day break from their season opening win, the Stars has won two of their last three games starting the regular season strong.

Their week began with a road game against the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday night. Craig Smith and Joe Pavelski contributed goals to put them up 2-1 in the third period before surrendering a goal with less than three minutes left in the third period. The Stars only made one goal in the shootout as they lost to Vegas 3-2.

Dallas would bounce back on Thursday on the road against the Anaheim Ducks. After being down 1-0 in the first period, the Stars scored three of the last four goals including Pavelski scoring his second goal of the season. It was Miro Heiskanen who was the hero of the match scoring the winning goal on a wrist shot seven minutes into the third period as Dallas beat the Ducks 3-2.

Saturday night saw a fourth straight one-goal game as Dallas returned home against the Philadelphia Flyers. In a high-powered offensive game, Dallas had a 4-2 lead in the third period before the Flyers tied the game at 4-4 heading into overtime. Pavelski’s stellar season continued with the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Stars a 5-4 win over Philadelphia.

Where the Dallas Stars Currently Stand

The Dallas Stars are one of four teams who don’t have a loss in the standings this season. Their currently record is 3-0-1 and seven points in the standings. Dallas is second in the Central Division behind the 5-0-0 Colorado Avalanche.

Pavelski leads the team in goals scoring three in the first four games of the season. Two other players have two goals on the year with Jamie Benn and Roope Hintz.

The points leader on the team is also Pavelski with five (three goals, two assists). Heiskanen and Wyatt Johnston are tied for the team lead in assists with each having three on the year.

Jake Oettinger is currently 11th in the NHL in save percentage with .943. He is top ten in GAA with 1.58 as Oettinger has won two starts and lost one game in overtime.

Dallas has two games this week as they will play on Tuesday and Thursday. They start on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins and will be at the AAC for a Thursday night showdown against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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