Well, the Dallas Stars wrapped up the home portion of their preseason schedule with a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. The Stars will now hit the road for their final two preseason games of the season starting Wednesday in Colorado. Over the next couple of days, you will start to see the Dallas Stars opening night roster take shape. The Prospects will give it their all as they try to make their case to Pete DeBoer and his coaching staff. Here are three things to take away from last night.
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Recap: 3. Mavrik Bourque will end up in Cedar Park
Mavrik Bourque will most likely end up playing in Cedar Park this season. He’s definitely close to making the Stars roster, just needs a bit more training and conditioning like Antonio Stranges. Another factor is the Stars don’t have many available roster spots for him to make it this season. DeBoer will probably give him Wednesday’s game to show what he can offer before sending him down. The good news is at least he’s only 4 hours south of Dallas so we can call him up in case of injuries.
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Recap: 2. Jake Oettinger is already in top season form
Jake Oettinger played the entire game last night and showed that he’s already in season form making highlight reel saves. He made an amazing glove save last night that you can see down below. Now that we know he is ready for the season, the Stars can focus on deciding who his backup will be this season. Will it be Anton Khudobin or Scott Wedgewood? These two remaining preseason games could decide which one gets sent down to Cedar Park or let go.
Last night after the game, Oettinger talked to reporters and said he’s ready to get this season started.
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Recap: 1. Nils Lundkvist is a certified sniper
John Klingberg who? I think we found John Klingberg’s replacement last night in Nils Lundkvist. Lundkvist showed he’s mobile and can get the puck moving in the offensive zone. The Stars desperately need that if they want to compete in the Central Division this season. He was the lone goal scorer for the Dallas Stars last night with this nasty one-timer from the blue line. I think he has definitely secured his roster spot and hopefully, we will see more of him in these final two preseason games.
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