I don’t know if the Dallas Stars read my article from yesterday morning or if they got hit by a power surge. Whatever happened seemed to spark the power play units last night against the Wild. The Stars would score five power play goals to route the Minnesota Wild 8-3. That would tie a franchise record for most power play goals scored in an entire game. It was probably the best game I’ve seen the Stars play this year. Let’s look at the three main takeaways from last night’s win against the Minnesota Wild.
Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild Recap: 3. Total team effort
The Stars played their best game of the season and everyone chipped in to make sure they won. The power play units were fantastic as they took advantage of the Wild’s penalties. The defense shut down their leading scorer and took the crowd out of the game early in the first period. To do that against a divisional rival in the first game against them this season is monumental. I don’t have anything much to say about it other than good job gents and enjoy the victory.
Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild Recap: 2. Power play surge
The Stars’ power play units were on fire tonight. It was amazing to see what a functioning power play looked like against the Wild. I know that the Stars’ power play unit will be moving up the league ranks today. Joe Pavelski, Wyatt Johnston, Evegenii Dadonov, and Jason Robertson x2 scored power play goals last night.
Unfortunately, I can’t upload every goal that they scored last night because it would make the article crash. When the Stars tweet out the highlights from last night, I will post them down below.
Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild Recap: 1. Could be short-handed again
Even though the Stars won last night, it came at a cost. Thomas Harley was checked into the boards by Brandon Duhaime and left the game bleeding. I don’t know if he will be ready in time to play on Tuesday night. I think a lot of fans would be shocked if he suited up and played at all. The Stars could plug Joel Hanley into the lineup and hope Harley will be good in a couple of games. If he is out for a bit, the Stars could surprise some fans by calling up Lian Bichsel to give him some NHL experience.