Last night was a very rough night for the Dallas Stars’ defense. I’ve never seen them out of position as many times this season as I did last night. The Dallas Stars would end up losing to the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in what was an utter disaster of a game. You could tell that the Stars were tired from their game Monday night against the Kraken. Now the Stars hope that the Minnesota Wild doesn’t beat the Blues tonight and overtake first place in the Central Division.
Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks: 3. Defense out of position
The Stars’ defense having a rough night was the main reason why the Stars lost last night. You didn’t have to wait long to see them out of position as Ryan Suter allowed a Canuck player to tap in the first goal of the game.
From there on out, they would be out of position on multiple other Canuck goals. Even Miro Heiskanen said that the team has to be better as they take on the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night. The last thing you want to do is be out of position with McDavid on the ice.
Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks Recap: 2. Matt Murray did fine
Matt Murray did well considering giving up five goals last night. While he probably didn’t want to give up five goals, the offense never really helped him last night. Jake Oettinger desperately needed a night off and Matt Murray gave him one. He kept the Stars in the game in the third period and the Stars didn’t take advantage of that. I just hope that Scott Wedgewood is back to 100% percent healthy cause the Stars are going to need him for the playoff run.
Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks Recap: 1. Wyatt Johnston continues Calder push
Wyatt Johnston continues to amaze me with every game that he has played this season. The young 19-year-old is continuing to make plays on the ice and it looks like he will be a core piece of the franchise moving forward. He added another goal last night bringing his total goals to 18 this season. If I’m Matty Beniers, I’m sweating right now. Johnston is on a scoring streak right now and could lead the league in goals very shortly. I wouldn’t be surprised if Johnston stole the Calder Trophy from him.