The Dallas Stars needed to come out swinging once again to avoid ending up on the edge of the cliff of elimination. For those who didn’t see the last game, the Stars were chased out of Climate Pledge Arena. They did exactly that getting a goal late in the 1st period and they didn’t look back after that. The Stars would end up getting goals from five different players in the 6-3 win over the Seattle Kraken in game 4 last night.
Now that the series is coming back to Dallas, the series is tied up at two games a piece with the Stars having home-ice advantage. The Stars can’t take it for granted considering how fast and balanced this Kraken team has been. They have to put this win in the rearview mirror and focus on game 5 at home to put the Kraken on the verge of elimination.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Recap: 3. Stars were prepared
The Stars came out of the gate swinging like they usually do after a huge blowout loss. Jake Oettinger was fantastic as he bounced back making huge saves out of the gate. The Stars were rewarded with a goal late in the first period by the captain Jamie Benn. They continued with the scoring in the second period really putting the game away by the end of the second period. Really have nothing else to say other than that was a job well done tonight on the ice.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Recap: 2. Oettinger forgets the past
I’ve never seen a goaltender like Oettinger who could bounce back from a bad loss like he can. After winning tonight’s game, Locked on Stars Podcast reported that Oettinger’s record after having a bad loss is now 21-1-3. I don’t think the Stars would have won game 4 if he wasn’t between the pipes. He must do something off the ice in between losses to forget bad losses.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Recap: 1. The top line was good
Pete DeBoer decided to reunite Pavelski and Sons this morning at practice. He made the right call because they came out of the gate and Jason Robertson almost scored right off the bat. While Robertson didn’t score tonight, he looked a lot better than he was with Hintz and Seguin. It’s unfortunate that he couldn’t score the empty net goal last night with the Kraken player deflecting the puck. However, we could see a different Robo in game 5 at home on Thursday night.