The Dallas Stars displayed some serious grit earlier today, battling it out with The St. Louis Blues. It was the usual suspects who rallied for the important late season win.
The scoring for Dallas started with a seemingly telekinetic pass from Roussel that hit Pitlick in stride on the blue line. Pitlick, with no defenders in his area code, sends a dart past Hutton for the opening goal of the game.
A typical Stars/Blues game ensues, and St. Louis eventually takes the lead off an end to end goal from Jayden Shwartz. Blues up by one.
Down 2-1 late in the third, The Stars had no choice but to dig in and find a goal. They did just that. With a few seconds over three minutes left in regulation Klingberg did Klingberg things. Johnny deked the life out of Ivan Barbashev, giving him room to set up Jamie Benn with an open look. The Captain sent a shot towards the net, rebounded off the boards by Segs, back hand pass to Radulov, money.
It gets better.
With two minutes left in OT, and the game tied at two a piece, Seguin tallied his second assist of the night to Jamie Benn who wristed a beauty to win it. The Captain then promptly snapped his twig in half, therefore securing my vote for Celly Of The Year. When asked about his Bo Jackson impression Benn replied “It was just a bad batch of sticks tonight”.
The boys gained serious momentum today and a win like this is exactly what they needed considering the limited amount of games left in the regular season. They ended victorious, displaying a perfect blend of grit and flash. Personally, I think this game perfectly defined this 2017-18 Dallas Stars bunch.