The Dallas Stars lost 6-3 against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night. This game is considered the most embarrassing loss by the Stars this season. Stars Fans should be really concerned about how the team performed on the ice. Here is what happened on Monday night against the Canucks.
Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks recap: 1st period
The Dallas Stars seemed to dominate the first period. The Stars were able to capitalize on the power play early on in the game with Joe Pavelski scoring his third goal of the season. The Stars would go into the locker room up 1-0 after the first period.
Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks recap: 2nd period
The Stars wished they could have used a mulligan on the second period because it was completely opposite of the first. J.T. Miller and B0 Horvat two of the players I mentioned in the pre-game report were able to score on Khudobin in the second period.
Elias Patterson and Vasily Podkolzin also scored for the Canucks later in the second period. Luke Glendenning was the only Stars player who scored in the second period. The Stars would go into the locker room trailing 4-2
Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks recap: 3rd period
Ryan Suter would score his first goal as a Dallas Star to bring them within one of the Canucks. Unfortunately, the Canucks would capitalize at the end of the period with goals by J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser to win 6-3.
What the Dallas Stars need to focus on
The Stars need to figure out their defensive assignments on the ice. There were multiple times where it looked like they were out of position while trying to kill power plays.
Another thing is with Ben Bishop coming off the long-term IR, the Stars need to figure out which goalie is the weakest link and cut them. Whether Khudobin or Holtby goes I don’t care but, it’s not smart to carry three goalies on the roster.
The last thing the Stars need to work on is not being content with only scoring one goal and coasting to the finish. There have already been a couple of instances this season where they score one goal and try to make it to the end of the game.
Hopefully, the Stars have better luck during their next homestand coming up where they have the next 9 out of 11 games at home.