The Dallas Stars almost beat the defending Stanley Cup Champions tonight but fell just short. They would end up losing 1-0 in the shootout and the Avalanche won 3-2. Jake Oettinger played his tail off to keep the Stars within striking distance. Jason Robertson scored his second goal of the game with under a minute left to send us to OT. Stars would take a “penalty” in OT and had to be on the penalty kill for the remainder of it. Here are the three takeaways from tonight’s game.
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Recap: 3. Stay out of the box
The Stars have a very bad case of the penalties right now. They can’t continue to be successful if they are having to kill off five or six penalties a game. Pete DeBoer needs to get to the bottom of this illness before it derails their season. Luke Glendening needs to be more disciplined, he literally tripped a Colorado player in front of the ref.
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Recap: 2. Jason Robertson is on a different level
Robertson had himself a night scoring two goals including the one that sent us to OT. With that, he now ties Patrick Sharp’s point streak record with the Stars at 12. He could set a new record against the Blackhawks Wednesday night. I hope the national media is waking up about how good of a hockey player Robertson is. We resigned him to a bargain of a contract this past offseason. If he is not a finalist for the Hart Trophy this year, Stars fans should riot outside NHL headquarters.
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Recap: 1. Even though we lost, we won
Even though the Stars lost, they kind of won. The Stars were able to pick up a point by forcing OT. The other reason that they won is they were able to hang with the defending Stanley Cup Champions. That’s a very good stepping stone for the Stars early on in the season. DeBoer knows now that the Stars are on the right track even though we lost tonight.