The Dallas Stars and the Seattle Kraken have been going back and forth every game. Game five broke the trend. Dallas would win game five by a score of five to two, pushing the Kraken to the brink of elimination.
Dallas would see their stars show up in a big way, Roope Hintz would score two goals and one assist, Joe Pavelski would score one goal and one assist, and Jason Robertson would notch three assists. Dallas’ netminder Jake Oettinger would face 31 shots, stopping 29 for an impressive .935 save percentage.
Here’s a brief game recap:
Wyatt Johnson scored the first goal, assisted by Jamie Benn in the first period to put Dallas up by one.
Roope Hintz would score his first goal of the game to put Dallas up by a pair of goals, and Thomas Harley and Jason Roberston would be credited with the assists.
Joe Pavelski would score Dallas’ third goal of the game to open the scoring in the second period with the help of Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz. Fun fact about Pavelski’s goal: Joe Pavelski became the older player in NHL history at 38 years old to score seven goals in a playoff series.
Adam Larsson would answer back quickly with a goal of his own to cut Dallas’ to two. Jordan Eberle and Tye Kartye would be credited with the assists on Larsson’s goal.
Jared McCann would give the Kraken some more hope as he scored with Yanni Gourde and Brandon Tanev’s help to cut the lead down to one goal.
In the third period, Roope Hintz would score his second goal of the game with the help of Joe Pavelski and Jason Robertson. This goal would put Dallas up by two goals and create more breathing room for Dallas.
Radek Faksa would score an empty net goal to put the game out of reach and help secure the win for Dallas.
Final score: 5-2 for Dallas, Dallas leads in the series three games to two.
Dallas would love to emulate their Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2020 and win their first Stanley Cup since 1999.
Their opponents, the Seattle Kraken, are rewriting the franchise record with their conference semifinal appearance. Both teams have a lot on the line, and the next game determines who wants it more.
The Dallas Stars will look to close the series on Saturday night with a win over the Seattle Kraken.