Game Recap: Dallas Stars at Ottawa Senators | 02/22/2024

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The Dallas Stars took on the Ottawa Senators for the third game of a four-game road trip. The Stars lost to the Senators 4-1 at the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday night. Dallas fell to 34-16-8, while Ottawa improved to 24-27-3.

Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg made 14 saves for a lopsided win.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Miro Heiskanen, Tyler Seguin, Mason Marchment, Matt Duchene, Thomas Harley, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger stopped eight of 11 shots he faced before being pulled in favor of Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood made 18 saves in relief of Oettinger.

The Senators drew first blood, but the Stars were just as competitive. Josh Norris tipped in a shot to give the Senators an early 1-0 lead at 4:12 of the first period. Drake Batherson and Jake Sanderson collected the assists on Norris’ 14th of the season.

The Stars tied the game at one apiece to close out the first-period scoring. Joe Pavelski fired a wrist shot into the Senators’ net to tie the game 1-1 at 19:50 of the first period. Pavelski snapped a 12-game goalless drought. Jamie Benn and Miro Heiskanen collected the assists on Pavelski’s 20th of the season.

The game was tied 1-1 at the end of the first period. Ottawa outshot Dallas 8-7 after 20 minutes.

The Senators took a one-goal lead to open the second-period scoring. Josh Norris fired a wrist shot that went just inside the Stars’ goal line for a 2-1 lead at 5:37 of the second period. Drake Batherson and Ridly Greig collected the assists on Norris’ 15th of the season and second of the game.

The Senators wasted little time snatching a two-goal lead. Thomas Chabot fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to make it a 3-1 game at 8:56 of the second period. Tim Stützle and Mathieu Joseph collected the assists on Chabot’s fourth of the season.

The Senators snatched a three-goal lead, and the Stars had their work cut out for them. After Joel Hanley was called for holding the stick against Claude Giroux at 19:27 of the second period, Shane Pinto capitalized on the man advantage by ripping a snap shot for a power-play goal and a 4-1 lead at 19:43 of the second. Giroux and Brady Tkachuk collected the assists on Pinto’s fourth of the season.

The Stars trailed the Senators 4-1 at the end of two periods. Ottawa outshot Dallas 21-10 through 40 minutes. Dallas’ pulling of Jake Oettinger was an understandable decision, but didn’t work in their favor.

Neither the Stars nor the Senators scored in the third period. The Stars lost to the Senators 4-1 at the end of regulation. Ottawa outshot Dallas 30-15 after a full 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Josh Norris (2 points: 2 goals)
2. Drake Batherson (2 points: 2 assists)
3. Shane Pinto (1 point: 1 goal)

Party Time
The Dallas Stars brought the Modelo USA watch party to The Brass Tap in Sachse, TX, at 6:00 p.m. Central.

Pregame Update
According to the Senior Staff Writer for the Dallas Stars, Mike Heika, the Stars announced Jake Oettinger would be in goal, and no lineup changes were made ahead of Thursday’s game.

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Up Next
The Stars will wrap up their road trip at the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday 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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