The Dallas Stars somehow really like starting to play in the second period for some reason. The Stars scored three goals in the second frame, leading them to a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon. It all started when Thomas Harley sniped a shot past Connor Hellebuyck to open the scoring. Wyatt Johnston would score a short-handed goal and would set up Matt Duchene’s power play goal. Here are the three takeaways from today’s game against the Jets.
Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets Recap: 3. The Stars scored on the power play
I don’t believe it, the Stars scored a power play goal in this economy. Wyatt Johnston found Duchene open in front of the net and scored with one second left on the power play. The Stars have been struggling in this category all season long. It was good to finally see the Stars rewarded for their efforts on the extra-man advantage.
The other thing to take away from that goal is why isn’t the second power play line to begin the game? They seem to have better chemistry as a unit compared to the first one this season. I think DeBoer needs to consider switching them around starting tomorrow.
Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets Recap: 2. Wyatt Johnston had a game today
Wyatt Johnston showed up today on the score sheet today when the Stars needed some offense. He finished with a goal and an assist today. He scored a short-handed goal after Thomas Harley opened up the scoring for the Stars this afternoon. Johnston has really impressed me in his sophomore season so far. Even though he hasn’t shown up on the score sheet that often, all his on-ice contributions have helped out the team including this afternoon.
Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets Recap: 1. Second period domination
I don’t know what it is with this team and the second period this season. It’s another game where the Stars completely dominated their opponent starting in the second period. They scored three goals against the Jets in the second frame. I might have to get over with this team and their slow starts if they continue to play like this as the season progresses. Let’s hope the Stars have a bunch of goals they would like to score tomorrow in the second period against the Minnesota Wild.