NHL Game Recap: Dallas Stars at Philadelphia Flyers | 01/18/2024

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The Dallas Stars opened a four-game road trip with an away game at the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. But the Stars got blown out by the Flyers 5-1 at the Wells Fargo Center. Dallas fell to 26-13-5, while Philadelphia improved to 25-14-6.

No changes were made to the Stars’ starting lineup, which featured Jani Hakanpää, Tyler Seguin, Esa Lindell, Matt Duchene, Mason Marchment, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger was in net with Scott Wedgewood as a backup goaltender, while Miro Heiskanen didn’t attend the Stars’ road trip, per Mike Heika, Senior Staff Writer for NHL.com/Stars.

The Flyers fired multiple shots in Jake Oettinger’s direction throughout the first period. Sean Walker buried a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 Flyers lead at 19:00. Morgan Frost and Joel Farabee collected the assists on Walker’s fifth goal of the season. The Stars trailed 1-0 at the end of the first. Philadelphia outshot Dallas 15-1 after 20 minutes.

The Flyers threw a fast pace and a ton of intensity in the Stars’ face in the second period. Owen Tippett continued his offensive streak and fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead at 3:03. Sean Couturier collected the lone assist on Tippett’s 17th of the season.

The Stars finally got on the board midway through the second period. Tyler Seguin blasted a wrist shot into the Flyers’ net to cut the lead in half, 2-1, at 12:42. Matt Duchene collected the lone assist on Seguin’s 17th of the season.

The second period was quite dramatic as Thomas Harley was called for high-sticking Tyson Foerster at 19:06. Moreover, 1:06 off the Stars’ 5 on 4 penalty kill carried over into the third period. The Stars trailed 2-1 at the end of two periods. Philadelphia continued to outshoot Dallas, 30-9, through 40 minutes.

The Flyers capitalized on the man advantage early in the third period. Cam Atkinson batted in a shot for a power-play goal that extended the Flyers’ lead to 3-1 just 44 seconds in. Morgan Frost and Travis Sanheim collected the assists on Atkinson’s 11th of the season.

The Flyers achieved the highest lead over the Stars in quite some time. Scott Laughton converted on a penalty shot to expand the Flyers’ lead to 4-1 at 9:16. Laughton’s unassisted goal was his fifth of the season.

The Flyers put the game out of reach for the Stars. Owen Tippett flipped in a backhand shot to make it a 5-1 game in favor of the Flyers at 14:30. Tippett’s unassisted goal was his 18th of the season and second of the game. The Stars were blown out by the Flyers 5-1 in regulation. Philadelphia outshot Dallas 43-16 after a full 60 minutes.

Three Stars of the Game
1. Morgan Frost (2 points: 2 assists)
2. Owen Tippett (2 points: 2 goals)
3. Cam Atkinson (1 point: 1 goal)

Up Next
The Stars will take on the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, January 20, 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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