The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights took to the ice after both teams where victorious in game 7 of round 2. Vegas advancing once again to the conference finals and the Stars for the first time in 12 years.
WOW! A crazy series with so many huge momentum swings, of course game 7 would be no different!
The Dallas Stars have advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2008, a big game 7 performance from the whole team with Radulov picking up 2 goals on the only 2 Stars power plays, and an unexpected hero emerged when Joel Kiviranta also scored twice, both times leveling the scoreboard before he picked up his 3rd of the night in OT and eliminated the Colorado Avalanche.
The Colorado Avalanche came out swinging after the Stars took a 3-1 series lead last time out.
Dallas had a last minute opportunity to start Ben Bishop who had missed the last 8 post season starts and what the Stars had hoped would be a huge addition to the lineup turned out to be a painful 5-0 first period.
The Stars come out physical and ready to play after their longest break during the playoffs so far, it was wonderful to watch!
We have gotten a little used to seeing the Stars fall behind early in games, and unfortunately most of the time it has been due to them looking like they haven’t even turned up. Luckily, we have learnt how to come back after falling by 1, 2 or even 3 goals. However, game 4 was a different story, the Stars broke out and took and demanding 3-0 lead in the first.