Sorry about the pun in the title, couldn’t help it with it being Wildcard weekend in the NFL. The Dallas Stars gave up a touchdown Friday night as they get embarrassed by Panthers 7-1. I mean there really isn’t anything to say but the Stars got their butts handed to them on a silver platter.
We will try to get through this post-game report as painfully as possible without bringing up any nightmares from this game. Before I go into the report, I have to say this really isn’t Oettinger’s fault. There was zero defense around him tonight and it showed starting in the first period. I’m surprised there wasn’t a player’s only meeting tonight after the game.
I just hope Holtby is close to being cleared from the Covid IR. Here is how the Stars got blown out in Sunrise, Florida on Friday night.
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers 1st period recap
The Stars apparently looked like they were still having their pregame nap out on the ice to start the game. The two goals that were scored in the first period were by Anthony Duclair and Gustav Forsling. The Stars were outshot in the first period 13-10 but dominated the face off wins 18-11.
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers 2nd period recap
It didn’t get any easier for the Stars in the second frame. Carter Verhaeghe scored the first goal in the 2nd period to open up the floodgates for Florida. Jonathan Huberdeau would get the second goal of the period less than a minute later. Sam Bennett would go into a hat trick watch by the end of the period by scoring the last two goals in the period.
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers: 3rd period recap
Now for the good part of the post-game recap, we didn’t get shut out by the Panthers. Roope Hintz would score a nasty goal a minute into the 3rd period to cut the lead to 6-1. The Stars could have scored another one, but Jacob Peterson could not finish the play and put the puck into the net. Sam Bennett would get his hat trick with 5 minutes remaining left in the game and the Stars would lose 7-1. Stars have a quick turnaround tomorrow as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.