It’s tough to beat a team three times in a season in the NHL. The Dallas Stars had a shot to do that tonight against the Seattle Kraken. The Stars were able to roar back to life in the third period as Jamie Benn was able to tie the game with 0.07 left in the game. However, the Stars have had issues in OT and they did once again tonight. The Kraken would win 5-4 in OT not allowing the Stars to complete the feat tonight. Here are the three takeaways from the game last night against Seattle.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Recap: 3. Defensive woes strike again
When the Stars needed a tighter game on defense tonight, they failed to deliver. Jani Hakanpaa was the biggest liability on defense tonight as he finished the game with a -4 tonight. The defense has not been themselves lately as they have given up ten goals in the last two games. Jake Oettinger is trying to do his best as he has not been given any breaks in the last three weeks. His press conference last night tells you that he is exhausted and the defense hasn’t been helping.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Recap: 2. The Stars don’t give up
One of the good things that came from this game was the Stars didn’t give up until the final horn sounds. While it did help them get a point tonight, I wish they could have gotten two out of this game. This resiliency that this team has is really going to help them in the playoffs this season. I know fans at the game wished the Stars gave as much effort in the first period as they did in the third period last night.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Recap: 1. Wyatt Johnston is the front-runner for the Calder Trophy
Johnston showed the league last night that he is and should be the front-runner for the Calder Trophy after last night. Johnston scored his 21st goal of the season in front of the voters last night. I remember when I got a lot of heat on Twitter at the beginning of the season when I said he should make the team after his nine game tryout. He has lived up to the hype this season and the Stars need to save some money for his extension coming up in a couple of seasons.