On a night when the stars shined bright over the city of Dallas, they also shined bright on the ice. The Dallas Stars punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators. It feels great for once not being a Wildcard team and being the second to last team to clinch their spot.
The Stars demonstrated what Texas Hockey is all about from the beginning of the game to the end. The other good thing that came out of tonight is they basically eliminated the Nashville Predators from the playoffs. Let’s take a look back at last night’s game against Nashville.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Recap: 3. Jason Robertson breaks another record
Jason Robertson broke Mike Modano’s point record in the last game against the Coyotes. Last night he set a record that Stars’ fans will never forget. Robertson became the first player in Dallas Stars history to record 100 points in a season. Robertson is like the “American version” of Connor McDavid who is the top player in the NHL. The Stars are going to have to make some tough decisions five years from now if they want to keep Robertson and make him the next captain of the Dallas Stars.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Recap: 2. Wedgewall dominance
If you told a non-Stars fan that Scott Wedgewood was out for a month and a half after his performance last night, they would have laughed. Wedgewall was in his element last night as he stopped 26 out of 27 shots on goal. He made an amazing stop in the 2nd period on a breakaway attempt after Ryan Suter fell down around center ice. I’m happy that he was a team player and went down to Cedar Park for two minor league games to get ready for tonight.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Recap: 1. Otter can get some rest
With the way Wedgewood played last night, Jake Oettinger can finally get some rest before the playoffs. The only two games I want him to play in are this Saturday against the Golden Knights and the final regular season game against the Blues. If the Stars have a shot to outright clinch the Central, I want to see Otter between the pipes for that game. He has played around two-thirds of the regular season and deserves to browse Golf Galaxy on the bench for most of the remaining games.