The Dallas Stars lost to the Minnesota Wild 7-2 tonight. This was their first conference game against the Wild this season. This was also their worst game of the season by far. Here is how the Stars did against the Wild on Thursday night.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 1st Period
The Dallas Stars had a complete opposite 1st period then the game against the Red Wings. Kirill Kaprizov and Ryan Pitlick scored for Minnesota in the first period to make it 2-0 Wild after the first period. Talbot shut down any shot that the Stars fired his way in the first.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 2nd Period
The Stars didn’t show up for the second period either as the Wild scored near the end of the second period. Ryan Hartman was able to add an insurance goal to make it 3-0 Wild after 2nd period. The Stars need to show up in the third period if they want to steal a division game on the road.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 3rd Period
Jacob Peterson and the Stars started off the third period by getting a goal to make it 3-1 Wild. after that it just went downhill from there. The Wild would go on to score 3 goals to make it 6-1. Jamie Benn scored to make it 6-2 but, Dallas would give up the “touchdown” goal for a final score of 7-2 Wild.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild postgame remarks
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room and that’s why Reily Tufte didn’t play in front of his family tonight. Rick Bowness owes us an explanation why he didn’t play after the game. He bought tickets for his friends in family in Minnesota to come to see him play against the Wild.
I understand Bowness wanted to start someone else in his place but he could have held off on that decision till the game with the Oilers. I think that was a dirty move by Bowness and the Stars faithful including me arent happy with what happened tonight.