Well, at least we are in the preseason and not the regular season right now. I would burn the tapes from tonight and move on to the final preseason game on the schedule. The Stars would score twice on their own goal which led the St. Louis Blues to go on to win 4-0. You cannot blame Jake Oettinger for the mistakes some of our defensemen made tonight. It isn’t on Otter tonight for the loss. Let’s take a look at the three takeaways from whatever dumpster fire that was last night.
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Recap: 3. Can’t have own goals happen
The one thing that I hate to have happen during a game happened twice last night. The Stars scored on their own net twice which drove me up a wall. The first goal belonged to Esa Lindell and the second goal belonged to Thomas Harley. That can’t happen in a regular season game especially if the playoffs are on the line near the end of the season. Hopefully, the team can clean up their game on Saturday before the Blues are back at the American Airlines Center next week.
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Recap: 2. Lian Bichsel got some time on the second power play unit
With some of the prospects still playing in the preseason, some of them are getting special assignments during the game. Lian Bichsel got some time on the second power play unit last night. The Stars want him to improve his offensive game and what better way for him to learn than on the power play. I’m sure he will get some time to start the season with the Dallas Stars after Jani Hakanpää went down with an injury.
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Recap: 1. Stars got to play against an NHL roster last night
The Dallas Stars got their true first test of the preseason last night as they played an actual NHL Roster. Dallas Stars Head Coach Pete DeBoer said during the pregame conference that they were going up what the Blues roster is going to look like on opening night. I’m concerned about it due to the Stars’ body language after giving up the first goal. You can’t skate around the ice and mope for the remainder of the game. You got to punch back after giving up the first goal.
The Stars will return to the ice on Saturday as they take on the Minnesota Wild in the last preseason game of the season. After that, the Stars will make their final roster cuts and prepare to take on the Blues in their first game of the season next Thursday. The season is just right around the corner and can’t wait to see how the Stars get their revenge on the Blues next Thursday night.