If you told me the Dallas Stars won after being outshot by the opponent 47-15, I would have thought you were crazy. However, that is the case tonight as the Stars are able to ride out the Hurricanes 4-3 by winning in a shootout. This was a huge win for the Stars as they were able to steal two points on the road in a rowdy environment. Here is what went down in Raleigh on Thursday night.
Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes: 1st period recap
The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t give Scott Wedgewood anytime to get used to being between the pipes for Dallas. They had the first 6 shots of the game, one of which almost went into the net. Jason Robertson tested Frederik Andersen for the first shot of the night for the Stars but couldn’t convert.
Pretty bad start for the Stars as the Hurricanes have outshot them 10-2 early on. The Stars would go on the power play after Andrei Svechnikov checked Seguin high in the face. Stars would have a lot of good shot attempts early on the power play but fail to convert on those opportunities.
The Hurricanes would kill off the rest of the power play as the Stars just look out of it on the ice. ‘The rest of the first period would continue on like this as Wedgewood is the only reason why we are scoreless at the end of the 1st period.
The Hurricanes outshot the Stars 18-4 in the 1st period. The Stars need to figure something out on offense cause Wedgewood is not Jake Oettinger and wont be able to keep this scoreless much longer.
Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes: 2nd period recap
Jamie Benn didn’t waste anytime getting Wedgewood some relief in the 2nd period. He would score 30 seconds into the 2nd period to make it 1-0 Stars. Vlad Namestnikov would elbow Derek Stepan and it would cause a fight to break out between the two.
Nino Niederreiter would finally get one past Wedgewood as they tie the game eight minutes into the 2nd period. Carolina has basically controlled puck possession in the 2nd as the Stars can’t clear the puck out of their own zone.
With 4 minutes remaining in the 2nd period, the Hurricanes have reached the 32 shots on goal plateau. The Stars would go on the power play with 42 seconds remaining in the period.
The Stars and the Hurricanes would go into the second intermission tied at 1. The Hurricanes still lead in shots on goal 34-9. Stars need to kick it into high gear in the 3rd if they want to steal two points on the road tonight. Got to generate some chances on offense if they want to do that.
Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes: 3rd period & OT recap
Carolina would kill off the remainder of the Star’s power play to the start the 3rd period. After the penalty kill, Radulov would go to the penalty box for delay of game. Vincent Trocheck would convert on the power play to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead. Roope Hintz would score shortly after that to tie it back up at 2.
The Hurricanes would go back on the power play after Benn hooked DeAngelo to stop a goal. Niederreiter would score after the power play expired for his second goal of the game. Hintz would also go on a hat trick watch as he ties the game up again.
Michael Raffl would get rewarded a penalty shot after being hooked from behind and Andersen would rob him with his glove.
The Stars and the Hurricanes would go to OT but neither would score and it would go to a shootout. Tyler Seguin was the only person who scored in the shootout and gave the Stars the 4-3 win over the Hurricanes.
It was announced after the game that Wedgewood would hold the record for most saves in his Stars debut. The Stars play again on Saturday night as they take on the Canucks in Dallas.