Dallas Stars get lost in the woods in OT as the Wild win 3-2

Apr 14, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jason Robertson (21) and Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) celebrate after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 14, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jason Robertson (21) and Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) celebrate after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports /
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Well, there is some good news and some bad news about tonight. The bad news is the Dallas Stars ended up losing in OT to the Minnesota Wild 3-2. The good news is the Nashville Predators lost and the Stars gained a point going to OT. After doing the math calculations, The Stars have officially tied Nashville for the first Wildcard spot in the Western Conference.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild: 1st period recap

My notes on the first period got deleted so I apologize for that. The 1st period for the Stars was going great till Kevin Fiala scored on a Denis Gurianov turnover to give the Wild a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission. The Stars did however outshoot the Wild 13-10 in the period which is a good thing. They just need to get the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury in order to win this hockey game.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild: 2nd period recap

Jason Robertson would open up the scoring for Dallas in the 2nd period on the power play to tie it up at 1. Jason Robertson would score his 35th goal of the season and the Stars look energized after his goal. Kevin Fiala would answer back with a goal of his own to give the Wild the lead back.

Wild would go back on the penalty kill and Jason Robertson would miss a good opportunity for a second goal tonight. Joe Pavelski almost tied the game back up at 2 on the power play, but no one was there to put it home for Dallas. Dallas would fail to score on the power play but they did set up some good chances on it.

Pavelski would get another good shot attempt for the Stars but the shot would bounce off Fleury’s chest. At the end of the 2nd period, the Stars would trail the Wild 2-1. The Stars do lead in shots on goal 28-23 which is pretty good considering they are trailing. Stars can win this game if they continue to get shots on the net, they just got to get the puck past Fleury.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild: 3rd period/ OT recap

Jason Robertson didn’t wait to get things going in the third period. He would score 55 seconds into the period to tie the game back up at 2. The crowd went bonkers after he scored and the Stars look like a brand new team.

Gurianov almost connected on Seguin’s backhand pass to give the Stars the lead. They’ve had so many attempts like this throughout the game. Roope Hintz would just miss a chance to give the stars the lead and he would just miss the pass.

Fleury is probably a very tired goaltender as Dallas is just pestering him in the 3rd period. On the other side of the ice, Wedgewood is having another phenomenal game in net for the Stars. The Wedgewood trade will go down as a steal at the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline.

Kaprizov almost got a goal as Wedgewood went down to save a puck and was slow to get up. Thankfully, the Star’s defense was there to take the puck from him. Late in the 3rd period, the Wild are starting to get things going on offense again. The Stars would send it to overtime and get a very important point for the playoffs.

Stars didn’t last too long in OT as Fredrick Gaudreau would score the game-winning goal for Minnesota. Stars tied Nashville for the 1st Wildcard spot tonight. The Stars welcome the San Jose Sharks to the American Airlines Center Saturday night. I’ll keep you updated if there is a time change due to the Dallas Mavericks playoff game.