Well, that was a lot more fun than expected last night. The Dallas Stars came out of the gate and straight-up dominated the Nashville Predators 4-1. Fans got to see a lot of variety on offense with goals coming from multiple lines for the first time in what feels like forever. Newcomer Mason Marchment got two goals. Rookie Wyatt Johnston became the youngest in franchise history to score a goal in their debut with the Stars. Let’s break it down some of the takeaways from last night’s game.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Recap: 3. Mason Marchment is Worth Every Penny
Instead of calling it the first period, I decided to call it the Mason Marchment introduction period. Marchment came out of the gate hot and scored the first goal for the Dallas Stars this season. It’s pretty embarrassing for the Predators when you make Marchment look like Connor McDavid out there on his first shift. He would later score in the first period on a beautiful pass from Nils Lundkvist. All I can say after the first period is, welcome to Dallas Mr. Marchment.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Recap: 2. Wyatt Johnston about to be a Fan Favorite
Wyatt Johnston Jersey’s and shirts will probably be flying off the shelves at The Hangar after his ninth game this season. Wyatt Johnston scored his first NHL goal in the third period tonight becoming the youngest player in franchise history to score a goal in his NHL debut. I would not be surprised one bit if he’s still here after nine games. The kid is only 19 and is playing like a veteran out there on the ice. Now if we can convince him to change his number to a different one.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Recap: 3. Is Tyler Seguin Back?
While he didn’t score a goal last night, Tyler Seguin looked like a completely different player. Seguin finished with three assists, one of them being on Johnston’s first career goal. Fans have been wondering if we will see Seguin have a breakout season under a new offensive system. If he continues to rack up multiple assists and score goals throughout the season, I would say the old Seguin is back. Let’s see if he can continue his production in the Star’s home opener against the Predators on Saturday night.