We about had another epic comeback at the American Airlines Center today. The Dallas Stars clawed back from being down 6-2 scoring three unanswered goals in the third period. However, it wasn’t enough as the Stars would fall to the Calgary Flames 6-5 Saturday afternoon. The Stars would also give up first place in the Central Division to the Winnipeg Jets. Let’s look back at the epic comeback that almost happened with the three takeaways of today’s game.
Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Recap: 3. Missing star power
The Stars had two key players that were out today against the Flames and it showed on the ice. They were missing their number one center Roope Hintz who is a huge part of the Stars’ offensive success this year. They were also missing Jake Oettinger whom Pete DeBoer decided to give the day off today before hitting the road. If Jake Oettinger and Roope Hintz were in the lineup today against the Flames, I bet you it would be a different outcome today.
Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Recap: 2. Defense was missing
The Stars’ defense was missing today as they gave up six goals which is super uncharacteristic of them. You could tell it was going to be a long game after Ryan Suter couldn’t decide who to guard before giving up a goal 25 seconds into the game. The penalty kill was a complete disaster as well today giving up 2 power play goals. They really need to go back and look at the film and fix this before an epic meltdown puts them out of winning the division and possibly missing the playoffs.
Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Recap: 1. Tyler Seguin hits milestone
I want to at least end this postgame article on a good note. Tyler Seguin got his 400th assist of his career on Pavelski’s second goal of the game In the third period. That is a huge accomplishment for a player and huge props to him for getting that milestone. He has really done a good job filling in for Roope Hintz while he is out for an injury. Let’s see if he is able to continue making the scoresheet on Monday against the Vegas Golden Knights.