This season I’m going to write one good thing about each and every Dallas Stars game. A full season of hockey includes an incredible amount of ups and downs, but I’m on a mission to find the one good thing that stands out that the Dallas Stars did each and every game this season.
We finally have our first one good thing: Dallas Stars game 9 of 82 which was top line dominance. Roope Hintz, Joe Pavelski, and Jason Robertson had their fingerprints all over Thursday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers scoring three of the four goals for the Stars.
I would also like to point out that Matt Duchene has been a lightning bolt to the team and is far exceeding my expectations of his impact. I thought he would be an awesome linemate with Tyler Seguin and Mason Marchment, but Duchy has been flying all over the ice and making tons of plays for the Stars this season. He had the opening goal eight minutes into the game.
However, the one good thing: Dallas Stars game 9 of 82 is most definitely the top line. Joe Pavelski sniped a one timer from the left side off a feed from Hintz for the second goal of the game. We all knew Pavs was a tip-god, and a great linemate for Hintz and Robo, but that one-timer had me feeling things.
Roope Hintz put in a power play goal where the puck was a loose in front of the net off of a bounce of the goaltenders pad. Getting a power play goal is huge for the confidence of the squad as it has been a bit lackluster through eight games of the season.
Then, just two and a half minutes into the third period, the most chel goal of all time was scored. It was a cross crease feed from Pavs to Roope and he knocked it home for his second goal of the game.
One good thing: Dallas Stars game 9 of 82, the top line shines en route to a win on the back-to-back in Edmonton.