The Dallas Stars were so close to victory in regulation but, couldn’t hold off the Golden Knights surge and lost 3-2 in OT. This was the first loss for the Dallas Stars in OT this season. Here’s a breakdown of what happened in each period last night.
Dallas Stars vs Golden Knights: 1st period
The Stars started off the game very strong. They were challenging the Vegas goaltender early on by racking up a ton of shots on the net. Miro Heiskanen was able to get a puck to the front of the net and it was tipped in by Luke Glendenning to give the Stars a 1-0 lead.
Unfortunately, Anton Khudobin couldn’t stop a puck and the Golden Knights quickly responded to the Stars goal. At the end of the first period, the shots on goal favored Dallas 15-5 and the game was tied going into the second period.
Dallas Stars vs Golden Knights: 2nd period
Nothing much really happened in the second period, the Stars continued to get shots on the net. Alexander Radulov was able to get a rebound in front of the net to make it 2-1 Stars going into the second period intermission.
Dallas Stars vs Golden Knights: 3rd period & OT
The Stars started to let up on the gas in the third period. Fans in the arena were right to be nervous when Vegas pulled the goalie to try and tie the game. The Golden Knights were able to get a goal in the net with the extra man and the Stars were going to their third overtime early on in the season.
Unfortunately, OT didn’t last as long as the Stars hoped because Evgenii Dadonov took the puck from Klingberg and buried it past Khudobin to win the game 3-2. This was Dallas’s first loss in OT this season.
Dallas Stars improvements moving forward
The Stars need to score more than two goals each game if they want to win games this season. So far the Stars have alternated scoring one or two goals in the first six games of this season.
The other thing they need to work on is their third period defense. The defense from the Stars against the Golden Knights in the third period was atrocious. Vegas was able to keep the puck in the Dallas zone and was able to challenge Dobby. The Stars won’t be able to win many games in regulation if they continue to play defense like that in the third period.