Down but not out: Dallas Stars beat Blackhawks in eight minutes

Well, that was one way to kick off the Thanksgiving festivities. The Dallas Stars entered the third period down 4-1. The Stars scored five unanswered goals in the last eight minutes of the game to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4. This was the second game in franchise history where they have rallied to win down three goals. If you were in attendance at the game, I might be a tad jealous of you. Let’s take a look at the three takeaways from last night’s game against the Blackhawks.

Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Recap: 3. Jamie Benn’s goal

The Stars probably got the biggest break when Max Domi committed a penalty and the Stars went on the power play. Benn was able to snipe one into the net to cut the lead to two. This was the moment I believe that the tide turned in the game. The Stars felt like they had a chance to get back into this game after the goal. Mason Marchment proved it when he got a goal to bring it within one.

Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Recap: 2. Team stepped up to help Jake Oettinger

Jake Oettinger didn’t have a good game against the Blackhawks. You could tell he was down after the second period giving up three goals. Usually, he’s the scapegoat when the defense has a really bad game if he’s starting.  The Stars stepped up in the third period to get him this win. This is the first time all season that the team rallied to get him a victory this season.

Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Recap: 1. Is Jason Robertson the next Mike Modano?

Robertson is having one heck of a beginning to the start of this season. After scoring two goals against the Blackhawks, Robertson passed Patrick Sharp’s point streak record of 12 points. He is now tied with Dave Gagner at 13 and can break the Stars record against the Jets. He’s even tied with Conor McDavid for the most goals in the NHL this season at 16.

Robertson is starting to evolve and he’s showing some resemblance to Mike Modano. Could we be witnessing the next great franchise player for the Dallas Stars? With the way Robertson is dominating so far this season, he might be. We will see if Robertson breaks the point streak against the Winnipeg Jets Friday night.

If you missed the game while traveling to your Thanksgiving destination, here are the highlights below.