On Saturday night, a raucous crowd greeted the Dallas Stars when they returned to the American Airlines Center.
The Stars beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 thanks to this and Vintage Joe Pavelski. The Stars now lead the series 2-1, with one game remaining in Dallas on Monday night.
Here’s what happened at the AAC on Saturday night.
Last night’s game between the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames featured six goals, which was twice as many as Game 1 and Game 2 combined.
Despite the fact that the offense finally got going, the game was quite similar in many ways, giving us a better idea of how this series is shaping up. So far, here are my takeaways:
DALLAS (AP) — The underdog Dallas Stars are leading their first-round playoff series against the Calgary Flames thanks to a veteran goal scorer and a youthful goalkeeper.
Dallas triumphed 4-2 on Saturday night, taking a 2-1 series lead against the Pacific Division champions, who have three 40-goal scorers.
Joe Pavelski scored twice and grabbed the game-winner on the first power-play goal of the series, while Jake Oettinger made 39 saves.
The Stars would score the game’s opening goal when Esa Lindell’s shot deflected off Radek Faksa’s stick and past Jacob Markstrom.
When the goal horn went sounded and Pantera played through it, the Stars fans went crazy.