It got a little close at the end in the final minute of the game but the Dallas Stars did it. They held off Edmonton’s surge in the last minute of the game in order to win 4-3 over the Edmonton Oilers. It was a good game until the final 10 minutes in the third period.
That’s when the Stars started to get a little careless and tried to coast to the end of the game. They have to work on that some more because that’s how you can lose some games if you aren’t careful. Let’s take a look at the three takeaways of the game last night against the Edmonton Oilers.
Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers Recap: 3. Joe Pavelski Roope Hinz connection on point
The two teammates who really had an offensive connection last night were Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz. I mean both players were in sync as Pavelski found Hintz twice open at the front of the net for a couple of goals.
If you look at the goal down below, I can’t believe Edmonton allowed Hintz to slip past them for the easy goal. I don’t know if the Stars’ top line practices outside of practice but their chemistry so far this season has been on point and needs to continue.
Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers Recap: 2. Scott Wedgewood stonewalling Edmonton
If there was one player that needed to have a good game last night, it was Scott Wedgewood. After taking a beating in Wednesday night’s game, Jake Oettinger needed to take a game off to get ready for the Vancouver Canucks this weekend.
Wedgewood filled in nicely as he stopped 46-49 shots last night from the Oilers. This is what the Stars need from him in order to get Jake Oettinger some breaks throughout the season. Now Wedgewood can take some games off to recharge for Oettinger’s next night off.
Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers Recap: 1. The final 10 minutes of the game
Now that we have talked about the good things that happened, we need to bring up the bad. The final 10 minutes were a complete garbage fire as they allowed the Oilers to get back in the game. The Stars were up 4-1 in the 3rd period and allowed two quick goals to allow Edmonton to get back in the game.
That can’t happen in the National Hockey League every night, the Stars need to be aggressive and crush a team’s hope by not allowing them to get back in the game. Luckily, the Stars have the day off today and can work on their late-game defense before they take on the surging Vancouver Canucks to wrap up their Canadian road trip.