Jason Robertson was able to get his first career hat trick as the Dallas Stars were able to down the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in OT. This was also Robertson’s 100th career game in the NHL. With the win, the Stars jump the Predators in the standings to get the first wildcard spot in the western conference. Here is the recap of Jason Robertson’s 100th Career game and why it was memorable.
Dallas Stars vs Winnipeg Jets: 1st period recap
The Stars started off the game on a bad note by giving Winnipeg a power play within the first two minutes of the opening puck drop. The Stars would kill their extra man advantage and their chance to gain the momentum.
Jamie Benn would have the Star’s best chance to get on the board early in the first five minutes of the game. Jason Robertson would strike first on what is an ESPN Top 10 play candidate to give Stars the lead.
Roope Hintz would send Winnipeg back on the power play after he slashed Wheeler. The Stars would kill the penalty and make the Jets 0-2 on the power play. Jacob Peterson almost made it 2-0 Dallas but Connor Hellebuyck would save the puck with his pad.
Jamie Benn would get sent to the box to send the Jets on their third power play. Holtby and the Stars would easily kill that penalty and keep the Jets scoreless on the power play. Stars would finally get their first power play of the game. Winnipeg would almost get a goal on a turnover by Dallas. Winnipeg would kill the power play even with all the shots on goal by Dallas in those two minutes.
The Stars would go into the first intermission up 1-0 and would lead in shots on goal 16-13. Braden Holtby is the only reason why the Stars have the lead after the 1st period. Stars need to keep scoring and not feel good with one goal scored.
Dallas Stars vs Winnipeg Jets: 2nd period recap
Stars would go on their second power play of the game after Roope Hintz got tripped. Joe Pavelski almost scored but Hellebuyck stopped it once again with his pad. Dubois would send the Stars back on the power play. Ryan Suter would cut things short as he would get sent to the box for interference.
Stars would kill a slew of penalties to remain perfect on the penalty kill tonight. Shortly after I wrote the last sentence, the Jets would go on their sixth power play. The refs would review a shot by Winnipeg that hit the crossbar to see if it went in and after a short review, they would rule it not a goal. Paul Stastny would score as the power play expires to tie the game at 1.
Holtby would stop a 2 on 1 by the Jets to keep the game tied at 1. The Jets are out skating the Stars in the final minutes of the 2nd period. Jason Robertson would score his second goal of the game on a breakaway with the beautiful pass from Harley to make it 2-1 Stars. The Stars go into the second intermission up 2-1 thanks to Holtby and Robertson.
Dallas Stars vs Winnipeg Jets: 3rd period / OT recap
Kyle Connor would finally score on the Jets minute and a half ambush after the puck drop to start the 3rd. Holtby has saved so many shots on goal that I’m surprised that the Jets don’t have the lead with 13 minutes left in the game.
The Stars are having a hard time in the 3rd of getting the offense going in on Winnipeg’s zone. Jason Robertson almost scored his first NHL hat trick but Hellebuyck stopped it with his pads. Stastny would score shortly after that save to make it 3-2 Jets.
The Stars would tie the game up at 3 when Denis Gurianov would blast one from the blue line. The Stars and the Jets would end up going to OT once again tied at 3.
Both teams are getting their looks in OT including Robertson who’s had a couple of chances to complete his hat trick. Jason Robertson would get a breakaway and get his first career hat trick to win the game 4-3.