The Dallas Stars have done the imaginable on Saturday night, finding a way to win a game in overtime. The Stars went on to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in a shootout and finally snap their five-game losing streak. This was an amazing outing by the Stars as they needed to get two points. With the win, the Stars widen their Central Division lead to three points over the Colorado Avalanche and the Winnipeg Jets. Here are the three takeaways from last night’s game.
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Recap: 3. Wyatt Johnston is a special player
Wyatt Johnston got the team going last night in the scoring department when they needed a goal. His amazing ability to knock down a puck with his leg and tie the game up in the second period helped the Stars get going.
With the goal last night, Johnston has tied Valeri Nichushkin for most career goals by a Dallas Stars teenager. Johnston has 13 goals and 11 assists after the game against Vegas and is starting to get some attention for the Calder Trophy. Even if he doesn’t win the Calder Trophy, he is going to be an important part of this franchise moving forward.
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Recap: 2. Stars finally got an overtime win
I don’t know how long it’s been since the Stars have won in overtime and I don’t care, we finally got one. It has been a season where it has felt like the “hockey gods” have punished the Stars in overtime. To get two points in a shootout instead of one was huge last night. Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz got the goals last night in the shootout. Hopefully, this kickstarts a winning streak for the Dallas Stars as they are back at it Monday night at home vs the Vancouver Canucks.
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Recap: 1. Jake Oettinger deserves a raise
I swear this man is going to cause the Dallas Stars to go bankrupt to keep him here in a couple of seasons. Jake Oettinger was phenomenal against the Golden Knights last night. He kept the Stars in the game in what felt like Vegas could have won in regulation based on how they played. Otter is going to be one rich water critter in a couple of seasons if he keeps up this type of play. I could see him netting around 10-12 million a year from the Stars possibly.