The Dallas Stars had one of those nights where none of their shots went into the net. Matt Murray and the Toronto Maple Leafs swept the season series against the Stars with a 4-0 win tonight. It was just a disaster of an outing where the Stars got some pretty good shots on the net and could not convert on any of them. Also with the loss, the Winnipeg Jets take over in second place in the Central Division. Here are three takeaways from the loss to the Maple Leafs.
Dallas Stars vs Toronto Maple Leafs Recap: 3. Ryan Suter is officially a liability
Ryan Suter has officially become a liability on the ice after tonight’s game. The Stars went on a four minute power play and some of the passes Suter attempted burned 40 seconds off the power play. He’s also really slow on the ice and it showed on Alexander Kerfoot’s empty net goal tonight. I know no other team in the NHL is going to trade for him. The Stars literally have two options, bench him or buy out his contract at the end of the season because he’s just hard to watch.
Dallas Stars vs Toronto Maple Leafs Recap: 2. Robertson’s point streak ends
I thought he was going to break the overall point streak with the way he played. Jason Robertson’s point streak came to an end tonight at 18 with the shutout loss at home. It was one heck of a ride through the month of November where it looked like Robertson was going to be unstoppable in finding the net. You have to give credit to the coaches and Jason’s younger brother Nick Robertson. I’m sure his little bro had a hand in the scouting report for tonight’s game.
Dallas Stars vs Toronto Maple Leafs Recap: 1. Otter is in one of those phases
Jake Oettinger is in one of those slumps as a young goaltender right now. You can’t blame him for Auston Matthews scoring tonight, Matthews is a generational player that will put the puck in the net. I think something psychologically is affecting Oettinger right now from the injury. During the game tonight he was moving fine in the crease and looked perfectly fine.
I hope Oettinger gets out of this slump soon because we need him if the Stars are going to make it back to the playoffs. Maybe seeing a sports psychologist could do the trick, I know some athletes do that when they are in a slump. I would start Scott Wedgewood in the net against the Senators Thursday night so Oettinger can get some rest and hopefully see a sports psychologist.