The Dallas Stars didn’t want to send the crowd home without a present tonight. They rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 going into the holiday break. I think the Canadiens regret high-sticking Roope Hintz in the first period cause that is what set him off tonight. He would go on to get two power play goals tonight. After giving up two early goals in the game, Jake Oettinger got focused and kept the Canadiens at bay for the remainder of the game.
Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Recap: 3. Jake Oettinger played great
Jake Oettinger went out there last night and redeemed himself for his off game against the Oilers on Wednesday night. He did give up two early goals to the Canadiens which was a cause for concern cause it looked like it was going to be a repeat of Wednesday. However, he gathered himself and was the dominant Otter that we all know and love here in Dallas. With the win tonight, he can relax this holiday weekend before the away game against Nashville Tuesday.
Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Recap: 2. Roope Hintz was like a shark in the water
One thing that I learned from Shark Week is that when there’s blood in the water, they become aggressive. That was Roope Hintz tonight after being high-sticked at the end of the first period. He would go on to get the Stars on the board by getting a beautiful deflection on the power play that went past Jake Allen. After the first goal, he would score his second goal the same way but right in front of the net. He is definitely living up to the extension that he signed so far.
Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Recap: 1. Wyatt Johnston has got that dawg in him
Wyatt Johnston made franchise history tonight as he is the youngest player in Dallas Stars history to score in three straight games. Johnston scored on the power play in the third period burying his own rebound past Jake Allen. If Johnston continues to play like this for the remainder of the year, he’s going to be a finalist like Jason Robertson was when he was a rookie. With the way he’s progressing in his rookie season, he’s going to be a force in this league for a long time.