Tag: Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars ADVANCE to the Western Conference Final!

Dallas Stars ADVANCE to the Western Conference Final!

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.

Stars fail to end series in game 5

Stars fail to end series in game 5

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.

Stars extend series lead in Game 4 win

Stars extend series lead in Game 4 win

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.

Stars recover from slow start but fall in Denver

Stars recover from slow start but fall in Denver

The Dallas Stars took on the Colorado Avalanche and once again the Stars have a very poor first period. The Avalanche score 5 in the first 20 minutes, however, the Stars challenge two of the goals and they are overturned, leaving the first period score 3-0 Colorado. 

The Second period in true Stars fashion was much better as they completely turn the game around and look like the better team, they bring the score back to 3-2 with 2 goals in 44 seconds, but the Avalanche on their 5th Power Play of the night end the period 4-2. 

The stars come out strong again in the 3rd and despite a few bad penalties hold the Avalanche off, then on a rather feckless power play of their own the Stars slide the puck to Seguin who gets his second of the night and gets the Stars back to within a shot. The Stars keep the pressure on and again Seguin gets a shot on net that goes in on the rebound of Benn tieing the game at 4 with just over 3 minutes left in the game. 

The Avalanche however, manage to regain the lead forcing Dallas to pull Bishop in the last 2 minutes and it results in an empty netter for the Avs and gives us a final score of 6-4.

The Stars still need to fix their first period issues, however, they finally managed to get pucks on net and really control the majority of a game on the road again, unfortunately the Colorado team who were also winless in 3 games coming into this one, just wanted it more and they got the win and the Stars finish a road trip they will want to forget and recover from quickly!

Game Stats

Score: 6-4 COL 
Shots: 37-42 DAL 
Face Off: 51% COL 
Power Play: 1/3 DAL 
Penalty Kill 4/7 DAL 
Hits: 15-30 DAL