Dallas Stars Get Revenge In Feisty Match-Up, Beat Blues 3-0


In the second game of back-to-back nights, the Dallas Stars got their revenge on the St. Louis Blues, defeating their division foes, 3-0.

For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Dallas Stars clashed with divisional opponent, the St. Louis Blues.

After facing off in St. Louis on Saturday, Sunday’s game was back in Dallas at the American Airlines Center.

And unlike Saturday, the Dallas Stars came out with a hard-fought victory.

Game Summary

Period 1

Both teams carried some feisty emotions over from Saturday night’s game, as numerous scrambles broke out on a night with only one referee and two linesmen.

But in the opening moments of the game, it was a very uneventful start.

Right around the halfway point, however, scoring chances began to appear for both teams.

A power-play and two breakaways came for the Dallas Stars, but they couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities.

With just under three minutes remaining in the period, even more heated exchanges began to occur.

Stars Captain Jamie Benn was slashed in open ice, and originally looked to be injured.

Luckily for Stars fans, he was okay, and Dallas ended up getting a power-play out of it.

And to take out his anger, Benn set up the birthday boy, Patrick Sharp for the first goal of the game. with just 1:57 left in the period.

After the first, the Dallas Stars had a 1-0 advantage.

Period 2

Immediately after the puck was dropped, Antoine Roussel and Troy Brouwer dropped the mitts. Roussel, as he so frequently is, was the clear winner.

And right after that, Travis Moen and Robert Bortuzzo fought as well, and Moen dragged him to the ground.

Seven seconds, two fights.

If there was any doubt before, it became clear these two teams don’t like each other.

Finally, after an anarchic first few minutes, things slowly started to settle down.

The Dallas Stars were dominating possession, shots, and scoring chances, but thanks to the heroics from Brian Elliott in net, the Stars couldn’t add on to their one goal lead.

After 40 minutes, the Stars lead was still 1-0.

Period 3

A late St. Louis penalty just before the end of the second gave the Stars a man-advantage to start the final period.

And Jamie Benn took advantage.

Just 40 seconds in, the Captain scored his league-leading 23rd goal of the season.

Even after taking a 2-0 lead, the Stars didn’t take their foot off the gas.

Plenty of scoring chances came their way, but Brian Elliott kept his team in the game, keeping the deficit at two.

But with just more than a minute left, Cody Eakin scored into the Blues empty net, and securing the Stars victory.

Thoughts and Observations

It was an eventful game, that’s for sure.

There were plenty of scrambles and fights, as the hatred between these two teams was on entire display Sunday evening.

At the end of the day, however, it’s about getting the victory, especially in a Central Division matchup.

And that’s exactly what the Dallas Stars did.

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It was a full-on battle and truly a grind for both teams, but the Stars came out with the two points.

Jamie Benn, as usual, showed the true definition of a captain, and anchored his team to a much-needed win.

In net, Kari Lehtonen saved all 22 shots that came his way, picking up his 12th win of the season.

Tonight’s win also continues a historic streak for Dallas.

With the victory, the Stars still have yet to lose back-to-back games this season.

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The Dallas Stars are back on the ice Tuesday night, traveling to face the Columbus Blue Jackets at 6:00.