The Dallas Stars have been a really strange team so far this season. At home, they were straight up dominating their opponents, on the road has been a completely different story. The Stars struggled to find their offense once again and lose to the Boston Bruins 3-1. The Stars conclude their roadtrip going 1-2-1 with their only win coming in Montreal. Lets dive right into the three takeaways from tonight’s game against the Bruins.
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins Recap: 3. The Stars can’t afford to shut down in the third period
I think we are starting to see a glimpse of last year’s Stars team that scored a goal and see if it would hold. This is another game where their scoring stopped in the third period. If the Stars want to even consider making the postseason, they can’t pick and choose which periods to play. They had a wonderful 4-on-1 opportunity to score in the third period and didn’t even bother making an attempt to score. Stars fans should takeaway that this Stars team are not ready to complete with the big boys yet.
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins Recap: 2. Oettinger should be exempt from this loss
Jake Oettinger went above and beyond to keep the Stars in this game. He even set up the Wyatt Johnston goal which ended up being the only goal scored tonight. That was an unlucky bounce that went off Ryan Suter in front of the net that gave Boston the 2-1 lead. He played his butt off tonight and doesn’t deserve any blame from fans for tonights loss.
Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins Recap: 1. Wyatt Johnston more than likely will play past nine games
Wyatt Johnston might be staying in Dallas for the long haul after all. He added another goal to his total to bring him up to three goals and an assist so far this season. After listening to the Jim Nill on the Daily Faceoff podcast and watching him succeed so far, he’s earned his roster spot. Sending Johnston back to Windsor would be a terrible decision and could hurt his development. Can’t wait to see if he scores number four at home against the Washington Capitals Thursday night.