Dallas Stars Weekend Recap | 01/20-21/2024

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The Dallas Stars played two away games on the East Coast this weekend. Here are the recaps for both games.

Saturday, January 20, 2024
The Dallas Stars played the first game against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. The Stars downed the Devils 6-2 at the Prudential Center. Dallas improved to 27-13-5, while New Jersey fell to 23-18-3.

Dallas’ starting lineup vs. New Jersey featured Jani Hakanpää, Sam Steel, Jamie Benn, Esa Lindell, Joe Pavelski, and Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood stopped 29 off 31 shots for a hard-fought victory.

Devils goaltender Nico Daws made 30 saves in a losing effort.

Before Saturday’s game in North Jersey, Dallas announced Mason Marchment was out due to an undisclosed illness. New Jersey celebrated their Ring of Honor night, honoring Sergei Brylin, and the game’s puck drop was later than expected.

Related Article: New Jersey Devils Legend Sergei Brylin Added To Ring Of Honor

The Stars wasted little time getting on the board in the first period. After Cal Foote was called for holding against Tyler Seguin at 5:26, Joe Pavelski capitalized on the man advantage for a power-play goal on a snap shot and a 1-0 lead at 5:42. Jamie Benn and Jason Robertson collected the assists on Pavelski’s 19th of the season.

The Stars led 1-0 at the end of the first period. Dallas and New Jersey’s shots were tied at 14 apiece after 20 minutes.

The Stars doubled the lead in the second period. Roope Hintz scored a short-handed goal on a backhand shot to give the Stars a 2-0 advantage at 7:58. Ryan Suter collected the lone assist on Hintz’s 19th of the season.

The Stars tripled the lead late in the second period. Matt Duchene fired a wrist shot into the Devils’ net to make it 3-0 at 16:31. Tyler Seguin and Thomas Harley collected the assists on Duchene’s 15th of the season.

The Stars snatched a quadruple lead to wrap up the second period. Roope Hintz fired a wrist shot into the Devils’ net to extend the Stars’ lead to 4-0 at 19:42. Wyatt Johnston and Ryan Suter collected the assists on Hintz’s 20th of the season and second of the game.

The Stars brought a commanding 4-0 lead to the locker room at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot New Jersey 30-22 through 40 minutes.

The Stars’ showcase continued in the third period. Craig Smith fired a wrist shot into the Devils’ net to expand the Stars’ lead to 5-0 at 2:10. Ty Dellandrea and Thomas Harley collected the assists on Smith’s fifth of the season.

The Stars put the game out of reach. Wyatt Johnston fired a wrist shot into the Devils’ net to put the Stars up 6-0 at 7:18. Jason Robertson and Esa Lindell collected the assists on Johnston’s 13th of the season.

The Devils finally got on the board, but it was too little, too late. Jesper Bratt fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to cut the lead to 6-1 at 13:15. Timo Meier and Nico Hischier collected the assists on Bratt’s 17th of the season.

The Devils made it a four-goal game, but time expired on the scoreboard. Tyler Toffoli buried a snap shot to cut the Stars’ lead to 6-2 at 19:00. Toffoli’s unassisted goal was his 17th of the season.

The Stars downed the Devils 6-2 in regulation. Dallas outshot New Jersey 36-31 after a full 60 minutes.

Sunday, January 21, 2024
The Dallas Stars traveled across the Hudson River and played the second of two games against the New York Islanders on Sunday. The Stars lost to the Islanders 3-2 at UBS Arena. Dallas fell to 27-13-6, while New York improved to 20-15-11.

Dallas’ starting lineup vs. New York featured Jani Hakanpää, Tyler Seguin, Esa Lindell, Matt Duchene, Mason Marchment, and Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood made 24 saves in a losing effort.

Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin made a whopping 41 saves for a huge win.

Stars backup goaltender Scott Wedgewood led the way out of the gate. The Stars practiced, brought their “A” game, and the game was underway on Long Island.

The Islanders drew first blood on home ice. Alexander Romanov fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to open the scoring 1-0 at 2:52 of the first period. Mathew Barzal and Noah Dobson collected the assists on Romanov’s fifth of the season.

The Stars trailed the Islanders 1-0 at the end of the first period. Dallas outshot New York 16-13 after the opening 20 minutes.

The Stars finally found the equalizer in the second period. Jason Robertson buried a snap shot to tie the game 1-1 at 11:35. Joe Pavelski and Radek Faksa collected the assists on Robertson’s 16th of the season.

The Stars took a one-goal lead late in the second period. Nils Lundkvist blasted a slap shot to put the Stars ahead 2-1 at 15:08. Sam Steel and Joe Pavelski collected the assists on Lundkvist’s second of the season.

The Stars carried a minuscule 2-1 lead at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot New York 30-18 through 40 minutes.

The Islanders made things fascinating early in the third period. Hudson Fasching deflected a shot for a game-tying goal to tie the game 2-2 at 5:23. Noah Dobson and Brock Nelson collected the assists on Fasching’s third of the season.

The game remained in a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation and went into overtime. Dallas outshot New York 43-26 after a full 60 minutes.

Bo Horvat scored on a backhand shot to help the Islanders beat the Stars 3-2 just 41 seconds into overtime. Dallas outshot New York 43-27 after about 61 minutes.

Up Next
The Stars head to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Central.

Ana Kieu

Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

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