Braden Holtby has never beaten the Dallas Stars and the Capitals haven’t beat them at home since 2006. Eric Lindros played in that game and so did Jeff Halpern…for Dallas. Things didn’t change on Monday night.
Devin Shore gave the Stars a very early 1-0 lead after a review for goaltender interference confirmed his first period marker. After misfires on the man advantage from both teams, that’s how the first ended.
Radek Faksa extended the lead after a Nicklas Backstrom turnover and Jason Spezza quickly did the same after a Dmitry Orlov turnover forcing Philipp Grubauer into the game. Nicklas Backstrom got one back for the good guys on a tip-in after a fantastic pass from Kevin Shattenkirk. We’d end 40 minutes 3-1 Stars.
TJ Oshie backhanded his 25th of the year upstairs over Karl Lehtonen to make it 3-2. Patrick Sharp empty net goal killed the comeback.
Stars beat Caps 4-2.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 7, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
Whew. See you Thursday for the Sharks in San Jose.
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