Game Recap: Dallas Stars at Carolina Hurricanes | 02/24/2024

Karl B DeBlaker | Credit: AP

The Dallas Stars wrapped up the four-game road trip with a Saturday night game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Stars’ game came with a special moment as their top prospect, Logan Stankoven, made his NHL debut with his family in attendance.

The Stars held on to beat the Hurricanes 2-1 at PNC Arena and sweep the season series. Dallas improved to 34-16-8, while Carolina fell to 34-17-5.

Hurricanes goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov made 14 saves in a losing effort.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Miro Heiskanen, Wyatt Johnston, Logan Stankoven, Thomas Harley, Jamie Benn, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made 21 saves for a win.

The first period was rather physical in the opening minutes as Brady Skjei was called for holding Jamie Benn at 5:37. The Stars got a power play but couldn’t capitalize on the man advantage.

The Stars finally got on the board with an even-strength goal late in the first period. Jason Robertson fired a wrist shot into the Hurricanes’ net for a 1-0 lead at 16:37. Miro Heiskanen and Joe Pavelski collected the assists on Robertson’s 19th of the season.

The Stars led the Hurricanes 1-0 at the end of the first. Carolina outshot Dallas 7-6 after 20 minutes.

The Hurricanes tied the game at one apiece to open the second-period scoring. Sebastian Aho, the Hurricanes’ leading scorer, fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to even the score 1-1 at 2:16. Jesper Fast and Andrei Svechnikov collected the assists on Aho’s 22nd of the season.

The Stars regained the lead nearly midway through the second period. Wyatt Johnston scored on a wrist shot to put the Stars up 2-1 at 8:15. Jamie Benn and Miro Heiskanen collected the assists on Johnsston’s 19th of the season.

Dmitry Orlov was called for interference against Thomas Harley at 19:59, so the Stars got a power play to start the third period.

The Stars took a 2-1 lead to the locker room at the end of two periods. Carolina outshot Dallas 17-13 through 40 minutes.

The Stars started the third period with 1:59 left on the power play but couldn’t capitalize on the man advantage again.

No goals were scored in the third period despite Mason Marchment’s reported return. Marchment took a bloody hit to the face after a Sebastian Aho clearing attempt in the second period.

The Stars beat the Hurricanes 2-1 in regulation. Carolina outshot Dallas 22-16 after a full 60 minutes.

Three Stars of the Game
1. Wyatt Johnston (1 point: 1 goal)
2. Jake Oettinger (1.01 GAA and .952 SV%)
3. Sebastian Aho (1 point: 1 goal)

Injury Update
Tyler Seguin was out Saturday with a lower-body injury. Saturday’s game was his first missed this season.

Welcome to the NHL
Logan Stankoven, the AHL’s leading scorer, made his NHL debut for the Stars in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday.

Another Day, Another Party
On Saturday, the Stars hosted another Modelo watch party at The Rabbit Hole Pub in Fort Worth.

Up Next
The Stars will return home to welcome the New York Islanders on Monday at 7:00 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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