In the first five games of the season, Joe Pavelski has played like a “25-year-old” on the ice. He really demonstrated that as the Stars went on to win 5-2 over the Montreal Canadiens. Joe Pavelski finally got over the two-goal hump and scored his first hat trick with the Dallas Stars tonight. He also became the oldest in North Stars/Stars history to record a hat trick with the team. We will get more into that below in the three takeaways you need to know from this game.
Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Recap 3. Joe Pavelski is that dude
Joe Pavelski is playing on a whole other level right now at the age of 38 and it’s fun to see. According to Bally Sports Southwest Graphics Coordinator and Associate Producer Josh Clark, Pavelski became the oldest player in Dallas Stars history and the 21st player at the age of 38 to record a hat trick. Personally, if I was the General Manager of the Stars, I would start trying to hammer out a one or two-year deal to keep him here. Pavelski is on another level right now and would like to see him retire here.
Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Recap 2. The whole team played pretty well tonight
Other than the breakaway goal after Wyatt Johnston whiffed on his shot and some of the penalties, the entire team played well. It was a well-rounded game in which the Stars produced five goals in a huge rout of the Canadiens. Everyone did their job out there on the ice for a whole 60 minutes and that’s all Head Coach Pete DeBoer could ask for. Here is what Bally Sports Stars Play-By-Play Announcer Daryl Reaugh said about the Stars game tonight during the postgame show.
Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Recap: 1. Stars offense is legit
I did not have the Stars having a super legit offense to start the season on my Dallas Stars bingo card. This offense is “light years” better than last year and each of the lines has contributed goals so far this season. This might be one of the top offenses in the league by the end of this season if this keeps up. Let’s see if they can continue the offensive onslaught through Canada as they take on the Ottawa Senators Monday night.