Stars Fall to Golden Knights 2-1 in Overtime

The Dallas Stars continued their homestand with a Thanksgiving Eve game and a Western Conference Finals rematch against the Vegas Golden Knights. But the Stars lost 6-3 to the Golden Knights at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday night. Dallas fell to 12-4-2, while Vegas improved to 14-4-2.

Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger made 24 saves in a losing effort. Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill made 31 saves for a win.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Jani Hakanpää, Sam Steel, Ty Dellandrea, Esa Lindell, Radek Faksa, and Jake Oettinger. The Stars players got on the ice, the puck dropped, and the game was underway in Dallas.

The Golden Knights drew first blood when Michael Amadio capitalized on the man advantage and fired a snap shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 lead at 10:26 of the opening period. Nicolas Roy and Chandler Stephenson collected the assists on Amadio’s third of the season.

Nicolas Hague got a two-minute minor for cross-checking Mason Marchment with 40 seconds left in the first period. 1:21 of the Stars’ power play carried over into the second period.

The Stars trailed the Golden Knights 1-0 at the end of the first period. Vegas outshot Dallas 8-6 after 20 minutes.

The Stars got through the power play but failed to capitalize on the man advantage early in the second period.

The Stars finally got on the board with 43 seconds left in the second period. Roope Hintz fired a wrist shot into the Golden Knights’ net for the equalizer that tied the game 1-1. Joe Pavelski and Jason Robertson collected the assists on Hintz’s eighth of the season.

The Stars and Golden Knights were tied 1-1 at the end of the second period. Dallas outshot Vegas 23-14 after 40 minutes.

The Stars and Golden Knights remained tied 1-1 at the end of the third period. Dallas outshot Vegas 30-25 after a full 60 minutes.

The game went into a five-minute overtime. The Golden Knights came through with a game-winning goal. Jack Eichel fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 2-1 win at 1:57 of overtime. Jonathan Marchessault collected the lone assist on Eichel’s eighth of the season. Dallas outshot Vegas 32-26 after almost 65 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Adin Hill (0.97 GAA and .969 SV%)
2. Jake Oettinger (1.94 GAA and .923 SV%)
3. Jack Eichel (1 point: 1 goal)

Cheers to 100
Wyatt Johnston skated in his 100th NHL game Wednesday.

Not Perfect
Craig Smith was out Wednesday due to an undisclosed illness.

Man of the Hour
Dallas Stars legend Mike Modano will be immortalized on March 16, 2024.

Up Next
The Stars will host the Calgary Flames on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Central.

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