The Dallas Stars were able to hold off the Florida Panthers offense to win their first game of 2022 6-5. It was great to see all the Stars fans pack the American Airlines Center to welcome the Stars back after their COVID break. Here’s how the Stars rewarded their fans for waiting two weeks for hockey.
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers: 1st period recap
The Stars looked good after the opening faceoff by being aggressive by getting shots on goal. The Florida Panthers would score first on the power play with a goal from Aleksander Barkov to make it 1-0 Panthers. A couple of minutes later, Michael Raffl would score for the Stars on a deflection from a John Klingberg shot from the blueline.
The Stars and the Panthers would be tied after the first period. The Stars would trail in shots on goal 17-10 and would tie the Panthers in Faceoffs won with 11. To be honest, Stars look good for a team that hasn’t played a game in 17 days. If they can cut down on the penalties, they have a shot at beating the Panthers.
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers: 2nd period recap
It was a very busy start to the 2nd period tonight with a flurry of goals from both teams. Barkov is not the “Silent Russian” tonight, He scored 18 seconds into the 2nd period to make it 2-1 Panthers. The Stars would tie it right back up on the power play with a Gurionov tip-in.
Patric Hornqvist would retake the lead for the Panthers three minutes later to make it 3-2 Panthers. The Stars would score two goals 18 seconds apart, the first goal was by Jason Robertson to tie it at 3. Tyler Seguin would score the second goal to give the Stars the lead for the first time tonight 4-3. MacKenzie Weegar would tie it shortly after to tie it at 4.
The Dallas Stars and the Florida Panthers would end up going into the second intermission tied at 4. The Stars would trail the Panthers in shots on goal 33-30 after the second period.
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers: 3rd period and OT recap
There were two scorers in the period and one of them was Dallas Stars Jamie Benn. The second scorer would be Johnathan Huberdeau and he would tie it back up at 5 and send the game to OT. Joe Pavelski and Jason Robertson would score in the shootout as the Stars win it 6-5. The Stars have an early one against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home Saturday.