Oettinger, Stars Ground Jets 2-0

On Tuesday, the Dallas Stars began a two-game Western Canada road trip with an away game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Stars shutout the Jets 2-0 at the Canada Life Centre. Dallas improved to 13-5-2, while Winnipeg fell to 12-7-2.

Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger stopped all 27 shots he faced for not only a hard-fought win but also his first shutout of the season and the eighth of his career, while Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 19 saves in a losing effort.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Jani Hakanpää, Wyatt Johnston, Jamie Benn, Evgenii Dadonov, Esa Lindell, and Jake Oettinger. The Stars looked to remain solid on the road ahead of Wednesday’s game.

The first period was all too familiar for the Stars. The Stars couldn’t get pucks into the Jets’ net. The game was scoreless at the end of the first period despite Dallas outshooting Winnipeg 8-5 after 20 minutes.

The Stars killed the 5 on 3 penalty kill and finally got on the board. Joe Pavelski fired a wrist shot into the Jets’ net for a 1-0 lead with 7:06 left in the second period. Roope Hintz and Jason Robertson collected the assists on Pavelski’s team-leading tenth goal of the season. The Jets used a coach’s challenge to see if there was goaltender interference, and after further review, Pavelski’s goal was good.

The Stars took a 1-0 lead to the locker room at the end of the second period. Winnipeg outshot Dallas 16-14 after 40 minutes.

The Stars converted on the odd-man rush late and doubled the lead late in regulation. Tyler Seguin fired a wrist shot into the Jets’ net for a 2-0 lead with 3:15 left in the third period. Mason Marchment and Matt Duchene collected the assists on Seguin’s seventh of the season.

The Stars shutout the Jets 2-0, despite how Winnipeg outshot Dallas 27-21 after a complete 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Jake Oettinger (1.000 SV %)
2. Mark Scheifele (0 points: 0 goals and 0 assists)
3. Joe Pavelski (1 point: 1 goal)

Holiday Toys
Jason Robertson’s holiday toy drive has returned. Join Robertson and the Stars in supporting Children’s Health this holiday season by dropping off new, unopened toys at Children’s Health StarCenter locations and at Stars home games on December 2nd, 9th, and 11th. For more information, click here.

Back to Work
The Stars returned to work Saturday, but it was unclear how much the team focused on their defense.

Up Next
The Stars will conclude their road trip against the Calgary Flames on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Central.

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