STARS 1 WINNIPEG 2
DALLAS – Anders Lindback may have had his best game in goal for the Stars. But it sadly wasn’t enough.
Getting his second straight start, the rookie was nearly unstoppable after allowing a Michael Frolik gel less than four minutes into the game. But the Stars couldn’t pick him up on the other end, as, despair outshooting the Jets 47-22, they could not get anything past Ondrej Pavelec until Trevor Daley scored with a sixth attacker with less than two minutes remaining that only gave them the final score of 2-1 at the American Airlines Center.
It was also a loss in a game the Stars desperately needed, as they fell another two points behind the Jets for the first wild card spot in the Western Conference.
What made the game especially frustrating, besides the Stars often looking very sloppy when they had the puck, was that their struggles on the power play were on full display tonight. Dallas failed to score on eight Winnipeg penalties – the worst of which was when they got a four-minute power play foe a double-minor on Blake Wheeler and not only failed to score but allowed a shorthanded goal to Evander Kane.
It was such a struggle offensively that Lindback was briefly pulled for a sixth man with just over 10 minutes to go in the third until Winnipeg drew another penalty – leading to another power play the Stars could not take advantage of.
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