Dallas Stars potential victory goes up in Flames in the final minutes

Feb 1, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) skates off the ice after the loss to the Calgary Flames at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 1, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) skates off the ice after the loss to the Calgary Flames at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tonight’s game just showed all Dallas Stars fans how quickly a potential win turns into a loss in seconds. The Stars allowed three goals in the final six minutes as the Calgary Flames rallied to win 4-3. Here is how the game played out on Tuesday night for the Stars.

Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames 1st period recap

Well, it didn’t take long for the Flames to catch fire and get the first goal of the game. Trevor Lewis scores a minute and a half into the game to make it 1-0 Flames. The Stars were not going down without a fight tonight. Joel Hanley would score his first regular season goal in his 100th career NHL game to tie the game up at 1.

Jason Robertson would add on to the Stars score at the end of the first period to make it 2-1. That would be the score going into the first intermission. Even though the Stars have the lead, they would still trail in shots on goal 11-6.

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Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames 2nd period recap

The Stars would be the only team to score in the 2nd period. Jamie Benn would continue his point streak on a nifty little puck flip over Markstrom’s glove to make it 3-1. Jake Oettinger worked his magic in this period by stopping the waves of shot attempts by Calgary. The Stars and the Flames would be tied in the shots on goal category with 23 shots each through two periods.

Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames 3rd period recap

The 3rd period is where the fun ended for the Stars fans in attendance at the game. It would all start when Andrew Mangiapane would score with 6:24 remaining in the game. Johnny Gaudreau would feed off the momentum of Andrew’s goal and score again less than a minute later to tie the game at three.

Oliver Kylington would finish off the Stars with 1:46 remaining in the game by scoring the final goal 4-3. I was very shocked that the game turned around this quickly. Bruce LeVine, Co-Host of Dallas Stars radio Broadcasts, posted an interesting statistic after the game fans might not want to see.

When Dallas is leading after two periods Dallas is 13 – 2 – 1, and when trailing after two periods Calgary is 0 – 9 – 1.

The Stars couldn’t afford this loss because the Calgary Flames picked up two points from us and pushed us farther from the last wildcard spot. It also doesn’t help when Calgary has an easy game against the Coyotes tomorrow night and that’s another two for them. Hopefully, we can start off the second half of the season right after the All Star Break.