Stars Net 5 Straight to Down Avs

Dallas Stars v. Colorado Avalanche
DAL Leads 1-0
Game 1

Game Recap

Going out west the Avalanche look to bounce back to tie the series at one against the Stars. In the first period the Avalanche would start the game with a bigger jump in their step, and as a result would draw the powerplay and need only 14 seconds for Nathan MacKinnon to strike to give Colorado the 1-0 lead. The Avalanche would continue to mount pressure in the Dallas zone, but Anton Khudobin would stop 18 of the 19 shots he faced in the first period to keep the game at 1-0.


In the second period we’d see some more penalties be taken between the two teams, but when the Avalanche would get their first powerplay of the period, and third of the game, it would only last 10 seconds as Mikko Rantanen would score his fourth of the playoffs to give Colorado the two goal lead. However, the Avalanche would put themselves into some serious penalty trouble as they would go down two men to the Stars, and 11 seconds into the two man advantage Joe Pavelski would score to get the stars on the board. Then 43 seconds later Radek Faksa would score on the powerplay to tie the game at two. But the Stars wouldn’t be done there as they would have to kill of a two man advantage for the Avalanche, and with that momentum in their favor Alexander Radulov would score to give the Stars the 3-2 lead. Then in the final minute of the period Esa Lindell would jam the puck into the net, but it would require a lengthy review to confirm he did score to give the Stars the 4-2 lead.


Then in the third period the Stars would shut down the Avalanche’s powerplay once again, and then net the empty netter to take the 5-2 victory and the 2-0 series lead.



Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn — Tyler Seguin — Alexander Radulov

Mattias Janmark — Joe Pavelski — Denis Gurianov

Jason Dickinson — Roope Hintz — Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano — Radek Faksa — Blake Comeau

Esa Lindell — John Klingberg

Jamie Oleksiak — Miro Heiskanen

Andrej Sekera — Taylor Fedun

Anton Khudobin

Jake Oettinger

Scratched: Nick Caamano, Ty Dellandrea, Justin Dowling, Joel Kiviranta, Jason Robertson, Gavin Bayreuther, Joel Hanley, Thomas Harley, Landon Bow

Unfit to play: Stephen Johns, Ben Bishop


Colorado Avalanche

Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Mikko Rantanen

Andre Burakovsky — Nazem Kadri — Joonas Donskoi

Tyson Jost — J.T. Compher — Valeri Nichushkin

Matt Nieto — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Vladislav Namestnikov

Ryan Graves — Cale Makar

Samuel Girard — Ian Cole

Nikita Zadorov — Kevin Connauton

Pavel Francouz

Michael Hutchinson

Scratched: Mark Barberio, Shane Bowers, Bowen Byram, Sheldon Dries, Anton Lindholm, Logan O’Connor, Conor Timmins, T.J. Tynan

Unfit to play: Philipp Grubauer, Erik Johnson, Matt Calvert


Box Score

First Period:

DAL Penalty – 5:54 – Roope Hintz 2 minutes for Holding

COL PPG – 6:08 – Nathan MacKinnon (7) from Mikko Rantanen (9) and Cale Makar (6)

COL Penalty – 6:50 – Gabriel Landeskog 2 minutes for Roughing

DAL Penalty – 6:50 – Mattias Janmark 2 minutes for Roughing

DAL Penalty – 15:33 – Tayler Fedun 2 minutes for Holding


Second Period:

COL Penalty – 3:53 – Mikko Rantanen 2 minutes for Interference

DAL Penalty – 8:34 – Joe Pavelski 2 minutes for Slashing

COL PPG – 8:44 – Mikko Rantanen (4) from Nathan MacKinnon (11) and Gabriel Landeskog (10)

COL Penalty – 9:00 – Samuel Girard 2 minutes for Slashing

COL Penalty – 9:43 – Ian Cole 2 minutes for Interference

DAL PPG – 9:54 – Joe Pavelski (7) from Alexander Radulov (3) and Tyler Seguin (5)

DAL PPG – 10:37 – Radek Faksa (2) from Denis Gurianov (2) and Corey Perry (3)

DAL Penalty – 11:05 – Andrew Cogliano 2 minutes for Slashing

DAL Penalty – 12:08 – Blake Comeau 2 minutes for Delay of Game

DAL Goal – 15:34 – Alexander Radulov (5) from Jamie Benn (6) and Miro Heiskanen (11)

DAL Penalty – 17:09 – John Klingberg 2 minutes for Tripping

DAL Goal – 19:14 – Esa Lindell (1) from unassisted


Third Period:

DAL Penalty – 6:20 – Mattias Janmark 2 minutes for Holding

DAL Penalty – 17:04 – Blake Comeau 2 minutes for Interference

DAL ENG – 19:50 – Jamie Oleksiak (3) from Jason Dickinson (2)

DAL – 5COL – 2

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