I think Stars’ fans tonight were thinking of that football player’s saying “You had us in the first half, I’m not going to lie.” The Dallas Stars were trailing the St. Louis Blues 3-1 after the first period and had some work to do. After a bland second period, the Stars came back to force OT in the third period and would go onto win 4-3 in OT. The Stars showed they would not give up until the final horn sounds. This was a really good comeback win tonight. Let’s take a look at the three takeaways from tonight’s game against the Blues.
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Recap: 3. Team was a tad slow out of the gate
The Stars looked a tad sleepy in the first period after watching the highlights. Even though they responded to Brayden Schenn’s goal, giving up another goal to him and Zachary Bolduc is not going to cut it in the regular season. The Stars can’t afford a start like this during the regular season. I don’t see any teams hockey teams giving the Stars “Canadian manners” and allowing them to score the first goal. This must be fixed by October 12th.
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Recap: 2. Matěj Blümel has got some speed
There was one player that stood out from the rest of the squad tonight and that was Matěj Blümel. I can see why Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill signed him when he was a free agent. He had a breakaway goal in the first period which you can see below. I think he is going to be a good asset to have around if there is an injury to a Stars player anytime this season. The way he can create a breakaway out of nothing could mean the difference between winning a game this season.
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Recap: 1. Jason Robertson is ready for the season
I think I’ve seen enough of Jason Robertson this preseason after his game-winning OT goal. Robertson received a pass from Thomas Harley early in OT and basically, you could tell the game was about to be over in a couple of seconds.
Robertson showed last night that you could sit him until the final preseason game so other prospects could get playing time. I just don’t want to see him get hurt in a meaningless game. The Stars continue their weekend of postseason hockey with an away game against the Colorado Avalanche.