Sometimes goaltenders across the league have a bad night and tonight that happened to Jake Oettinger tonight. The young Dallas Stars goaltender would give up 6 goals as the Stars would go on to lose 7-4 Wednesday night to the New York Rangers. Hidden by Oettinger’s bad night as that it was Tyler Seguin‘s 800th career NHL game. Here is the recap of Oettinger’s disappointing night at the AAC.
Dallas Stars vs New York Rangers: 1st period recap
Well, the Stars wasted no time firing up the crowd as Esa Lindell would score within the first minute of the period to make it 1-0 Stars. Tyler Seguin would get a goal on a redirect in his milestone game 4 minutes later to make the Stars lead 2-0.
Now for the bad part of the 1st period, this was the start of Oettinger’s bad night. Greg McKegg would start things off for the Rangers to cut the lead in half 2-1. Zibbanejad would score three minutes later on the power play to tie it at 2.
Two minutes later is where the Rangers took the lead on an Adam Fox goal to make it 3-2 Rangers. Artremi Panarin would score less than a minute later to make it 4-2 Rangers going into the 1st Intermission. The Stars would be outshot 14-11 in the 1st period but lead in faceoff won 10-6.
Stars would have to get it in gear in the 2nd if they want a shot to get getting back in this game and take two points at home before hitting the road for a 4 game road trip starting in Toronto.
Dallas Stars vs New York Rangers: 2nd period recap
Not much scoring really happened in the period as Jason Robertson would score on the power play with 12:50 remaining to close the gap on the Rangers lead 4-3. It’s what the Dallas Stars needed to get some momentum going in their favor.
Patrik Nemeth would have his goal reviewed to see if it crossed the red line. After further review it did and the Rangers pushed their lead back up to 2. Rangers would go into the second intermission up 5-3. The Stars need to get some offense going in the third if they want to win the game.
Dallas Stars vs New York Rangers: 3rd period recap
Joe Pavelski would tip in a goal with 12 minutes remaining in the 3rd period to bring the game back within reach 5-4 Rangers. However, before pulling Oettinger to bring on the extra man advantage, Barclay Goodrow would score an unassisted goal to make it 6-4 Rangers.
Ryan Strome would put the dagger in the Star’s hope winning this by scoring the empty-net goal for the final score of 7-4 Rangers. Stars next game will be on Tuesday night as they travel to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs for the final time this season.