Stars stumbled in Columbus

The Dallas Stars big streak came to an end last night in Columbus, dropping the game 3-2 after losing the shootout 2-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The win streak comes to an end, but the Stars still got a point in the game and I guess you could say still have a points streak going right now. Dallas was on the road against a desperate Columbus team, and the Blue Jackets were in dire need of a win and were feisty last night. The Stars had played a good game and held a 2-1 lead late in the game looking like they could keep the winning streak going, but a questionable call went against them in the final minutes and they were going to have to kill it off for the remainder of the game. Well the Blue Jackets pulled the netminder to make it 6-on-4 and after the Stars were able to fight it off a bit, Rick Nash put a shot past Lehtonen and a crowd in front of the net to tie the game up. Both teams didn’t do too much in the overtime, and then in the shootout Columbus got a couple of goals past Kari Lehtonen to win the skills competition 2-1.

Dallas got a great game from Steve Ott again last night, as he pocketed another goal in the game and was all over the place. Otter had what looked like the game winner until Nash scored. That is now three goals in four games for him and his offensive game is improving, once again showing that more then just being grit and tough play on the 3rd line, he also is capable of providing scoring depth for the Stars. Trevor Daley had a good game too, and many should know that is hard for me to say. I am not a big fan of him most nights. He looked injured at one point but was caught on the ice, and ended up giving up the body twice and once making a stop on what would have been a wide open goal for the Blue Jackets. He also was smart with the puck and created in the game. He has been playing better in his own end, and that could be part of their improved team defense.

Dallas visits Chicago tomorrow night, more on that tonight or in the morning for you guys.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Rick Nash Steve Ott Trevor Daley

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