The Minutemen decided to put on a show tonight as they lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the Seattle Kraken. This was the Stars first matchup against the new franchise since they were added to the league. Here is what went down in this super action-packed game against the Kraken.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken: 1st period recap
The Minuteman didn’t waste long to make an impact on the ice as Roope Hintz would get the first goal of the game 50 seconds into the first period. Calle Jarnkrok would tie the game up at 1 around the 12 minute mark on the power play. Three minutes later Joe “Captain America” Pavelski would score on the power play to give the Stars the lead 2-1.
Jason Robertson would add a goal to his stellar season 2 minutes later to make it 3-1 Stars going into the first intermission. The Stars would lead in the shots on goal category 10-5 and also in the faceoff win category 15-6. This is exactly the kind of start to the game that the Stars needed after losing in St. Louis in the final minute.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken: 2nd period recap
There wasn’t as much action in the 2nd period as there was in the 1st period. Jared McCann would score at the 5 minutes into the period on a very good tip-in to make it 3-2 Stars. Joe Pavelski would score near the end of the period to make it 4-2 Stars going into the second intermission. The Stars would still lead in the shots on goal category 18-11 and would lead in the faceoff category 21-20.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken: 3rd period recap
This MVP of this period goes to Jake Oettinger for all the saves he made to give the Stars the victory tonight. Jani Hakanpaa would get the empty netter to make it 5-2 and the Stars would go on to win the game. Fantastic performance all around by the Dallas Stars tonight. Next up is a weekend road trip to Florida that starts with a game against the Panthers on Friday.
Dallas Stars Milestones
Also according to Matthew DeFranks, Dallas Stars writer for the Dallas Morning News, the Stars are now 13-1-0 at home in the last 14 games. If the Stars want to make the playoffs this year, they have to keep winning games in case of a wild card tiebreaker.