Dallas Stars fans should be happy with the all-around performance of the team Sunday afternoon. The Stars break the two-game losing streak and beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 early Sunday afternoon. There were several amazing things that happened today against the Flyers. Stars rookie Matej Blumel got his first career NHL goal and Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz extend their point streak to eight. Here are some of the takeaways from the Flyers game Sunday.
Dallas Stars vs Philadelphia Flyers Recap: 3. Much better game from Matej Blumel
I think the nerves got the best of Stars rookie Matej Blumel in his NHL debut. He was a lot better today as he got his first career NHL goal opening up the scoring for the Stars. After he scored his first NHL goal, he was attacking the net every time he had the chance. I don’t know how many more games that he will be up here for as Gurianov could be back any day. If that’s the only goal that he scores up here, at least he got his first career goal out of the way.
Dallas Stars vs Philadelphia Flyers Recap: 2. Jake Oettinger was better today
With some help from the defense and shaking off the rust from his injury, Jake Oettinger looked like the goaltender we know and love. Oettinger stopped 37 of 38 shots by the Flyers yesterday afternoon. This was a great warmup test as he will have a tougher opponent in Tampa Bay if he is named the starting goaltender. Don’t be surprised if Scott Wedgewood is the starting goaltender Tuesday. You don’t want to overload Oettinger’s workload coming off an injury.
Dallas Stars vs Philadelphia Flyers Recap: 1. Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz on fire
Both Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz extended their point streaks to eight against the Flyers yesterday afternoon. Robertson had a goal in the third period where it looked like the puck disappeared during a magic trick. It just goes to show how underpaid both players are right now based on their success with the Stars. Let’s see if both players can extend their point streaks Tuesday on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning.