The Stars put in a mighty effort, but come away with a lonely single point

The Dallas Stars fought hard against the high flying Minnesota Wild, outshooting them 36 to 27, but their efforts where only good enough for an overtime loss.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild 14.4.22
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild

A point is a point

And a point is better than zero points, it keeps the Stars moving up the standings. With Nashville losing in regulation the Stars and Predators now have identical 42-27-5.

Everyone is moving up

The bad news. Other than Nashville, everyone else surrounding the Stars in the playoff push picked up 2 points last night. Vegas and Vancouver being the two teams that could upset the Stars hopes of making the playoffs, both had big wins. But the Stars are still 5 points ahead of Vegas and have a game in hand on both clubs.

Stars performance playoff worthy

The win would have been great, coming back from being a goal down twice, and outshooting the Wild 8-3 in the 3rd period set the stage perfectly for an overtime win. This would have also moved the Stars ahead of the Predators. But the most positive take-a-way was the effort, making me feel like the Stars do want to win and make the playoffs.

Game Recap

Game Stats - Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild
Game Stats – Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild

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