Dallas Stars have a miserable experience in the Minnesota wilderness

Feb 17, 2023; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota wins 2-1 in shootout. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 17, 2023; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota wins 2-1 in shootout. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Dallas Stars took a day trip up to the Minnesota wilderness and it was a doozy. The Stars would end up losing to the Wild in a shootout 2-1. The Stars were able to handle the Wild in the first two out of three games this season. I don’t know what the Stars were doing but it looks like the offense has fallen flat on the power play and even strength. The Stars need to figure out something quickly in case the Winnipeg Jets win tomorrow.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 3. Playing hard doesn’t cut it anymore DeBoer

While Pete DeBoer has had a successful first season at the helm of the Dallas Stars, some of his postgame comments are starting to get “stale”. In the postgame conference on Bally Sports Southwest after the loss to the Wild, he mentioned that his team battled hard tonight. While I do love when the Stars grind it out against a divisional foe and force OT, I rather win in regulation and get two points. We are at the point in the season where two points are crucial.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 2. Wyatt Johnston showed why he is still a rookie

Wyatt Johnston has had a phenomenal rookie season for the Dallas Stars this season and is even in the Calder Trophy talks. Unfortunately, while he played his butt off tonight and made an amazing highlight tonight, he showed some of his “rookie colors”. In OT, the Stars were able to get Filip Gustavsson to bite and Johnston whiffed on a tap-in goal that could have won the game tonight. I’m sure Johnston will learn from his mistake tonight and finish his rookie season strong.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 1. Win games in OT

The Stars have got to get this losing in overtime thing under control quickly. Right now the Stars are up to twelve OT losses on the season. It feels like DeBoer is “pulling numbers out of a hat” and throwing them out there on the ice. He is got to find the right combination for 3 on 3 overtime. If I have to be a free consultant for that, give me a call. I’m tired of watching Jake Oettinger play his tail off and taking a loss for his hard work between the pipes.