Game Recap: Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators | 01/06/2024

The Dallas Stars concluded the homestand with a Saturday night hockey game against the Nashville Predators. The Stars lost to the Predators 4-3 at the American Airlines Center. Dallas fell to 22-11-5, while Nashville improved to 22-17-1. Predators goaltender Kevin Lankinen made 26 saves for a win.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Mason Marchment, Tyler Seguin, Joel Hanley, Matt Duchene, Thomas Harley, and Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood made 18 saves in a losing effort. The Predators drew first blood on the road. Gustav Nyquist fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 Nashville lead at 11:26 of the first period. Nyquist’s unassisted goal was his tenth of the season.

The Stars trailed the Predators 1-0 at the end of the first. Nashville outshot Dallas 9-6 after 20 minutes. Nashville took the lead to open the second-period scoring. Luke Evangelista scored on a wrist shot to give Nashville a 2-0 lead at 7:22 of the second period. Tommy Novak and Cole Smith collected the assists on Evangelista’s seventh of the season.

Dallas finally got on the board as Tyler Seguin blasted a snap shot past Kevin Lankinen to cut the Predators’ lead to 2-1 at 9:29 of the second period. Matt Duchene and Mason Marchment collected the assists on Seguin’s 14th of the season.

The Stars tied the game at two apiece late in the second period. Jamie Benn capitalized on the man advantage and tipped in a shot for a power-play goal and a 2-2 tie at 19:14 of the second. Thomas Harley and Jason Robertson collected the assists on Benn’s eighth of the season. The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the second. Dallas outshot Nashville 21-19 through 40 minutes.

Filip Forsberg dominated the third-period scoring. Forsberg opened the third period with a backhand shot into the Stars’ net to help the Predators to a 3-2 lead at 2:42. Gustav Nyquist and Ryan O’Reilly collected the assists on Forsberg’s 20th of the season. Forsberg followed up with a wrap-around shot to make it 4-2 Nashville at 7:30. O’Reilly and Luke Schenn collected the assists on Forsberg’s 21st of the season and second of the night.

Jason Robertson had the last word, but it was too little, too late for the Stars. Robertson scored a wrist shot goal to make it a one-goal game, 4-3, at 10:21 of the third period. Joel Hanley and Thomas Harley collected the assist on Robertson’s 13th of the season. The Stars lost to the Predators 4-3 in regulation. Dallas outshot Nashville 29-22 after a full 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Filip Forsberg (2 points: 2 goals)
2. Jason Robertson (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)
3. Gustav Nyquist (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)

Cheers to 1400
Ryan Suter skated in his 1,400th NHL game on Saturday. As of January 6, 2024, Suter continues to lead active skaters in games played.

Three Kings Day
The Dallas Stars wished the public a happy Three Kings Day (Spanish: Feliz día de Reyes) on Saturday. Three Kings Day honors the scene in the Three Wise Men (Spanish: Los Tres Reyes) story when they gave gifts to Jesus Christ.

NHL All-Star Vote
You can vote to send your favorite Dallas Stars players to the 2024 NHL All-Star Game. You can vote by visiting NHL.com/Vote right now.

Up Next
The Stars will take on the Minnesota Wild in the first game of a home-and-home series on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Central.

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