The Dallas Stars have yet to lose in OT/shootout this year, an area where they had almost no success in all of last season.
The Dallas Stars are 19-5-0. They have yet to lose consecutive games this season, and have three of the top seven leading scorers in all of hockey. Their 38 points have the victory green atop the Central division standings, and just one point shy of the most in the entire NHL.
What does this mean?
Having this much success in the first 24 games of the season shows the Dallas Stars have improved in several different areas. But one area they have arguably improved the most in is overtime.
The Dallas Stars most recently struck in this category last night, defeating the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in overtime, after being down 3-0 earlier in the game.
Now, remember, in the offseason, the NHL overtime rules were changed to three-on-three hockey. Whether it’s the new rule change that is helping, or the Dallas Stars just overall got better, it really doesn’t matter. The Stars are absolutely balling in OT.
The victory green are 3-0 in OT, and also have a shootout win. The deadly three-man combination of Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and John Klingberg is working wonders. All three overtime wins for the Dallas Stars this season have come from that line.
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The way the Stars are taking advantage of these three-on-three opportunities is helping this team keep the momentum rolling and the points coming.
This Dallas Stars team clearly has its eyes on something special this season. If they are going to have a shot this year, continuing to gain the extra point in OT/shootouts is going to help them get there.
The Dallas Stars hit the ice again Tuesday night at 8:00, as they have match-up number two of their four-game road trip against the Calgary Flames.