Sometimes it’s good to kick back and watch the Dallas Stars decimate a divisional opponent. That is exactly what happened as the Stars took care of business against the Minnesota Wild 6-1 at the American Airlines Center tonight.
Evgenii Dadonov had an amazing game as he scored two goals tonight. Logan Stankoven didn’t record a goal but he did show up recording two assists. It’s looking like Stankoven is on a mission to make Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill make some tough decisions by the end of training camp. Let’s take a look at the three takeaways from the game last night.
Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild Recap: 3. A lot of Stars’ fans showed up for a preseason game
From all the pictures that I saw on social media tonight, it looked like a postseason attendance. I have to agree with many of the reporters who were at the game last night who mentioned this was the biggest preseason attendance they’ve seen at a Stars game. I have to give props to everyone that showed up for the game. You probably made every player’s night cheering them on to a 6-1 blowout so kudos to all of you.
Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild Recap: 2. Stankoven’s two-sided game
Logan Stankoven didn’t show up on the score sheet scoring a goal but he did help out in other ways. He finished with two assists last night bringing his point total this preseason to four points in the last two games. Nill is going to have to make a big decision if Stankoven continues to find the score sheet. He is literally showing everyone why he is ready for the NHL and it would really stink to see him have to go down to Cedar Park if he finishes with a big preseason performance.
Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild Recap: 1. Wheatcroft goes down
After all the fun that the Stars had tonight, they did get some bad news after the game. It is reported that Chase Wheatcroft took a shot off of his ankle and hobbled down the tunnel after the game. Pete DeBoer basically confirmed the grim news after the game at the postgame conference.
The Stars will wait until tests and imaging are done later this week but this was probably the last preseason game that Wheatcroft will play in this preseason. The Stars will continue on practicing this week as they get ready for their first road preseason game of the year as they take on the St. Louis Blues on Saturday at Cable Dahmer Arena located in Independence, Missouri.