The Dallas Stars used to be a really fun team, but they’ve gotten kinda boring under Ken Hitchcock. Nonetheless, for some wacky reason, Tuesday’s road date with the Stars was entertaining as hell – in a messy way.
Andre Burakovsky, your player of the game for damn sure, kicked us off with an impressive sequence assisted by Brett Connolly. The Stars fired back with a power play goal tipped by Jamie Benn on a shot by John Klingberg. Gemel Smith made it 2-1 with a rebounder int he second period, but Dmitry Orlov tied it up with a highlight-reel goal we’ll be talking about for a while. Alex Radulov ripped the a go-ahead goal from the slot with under five minutes left in regulation, but the third line responded with a timely tying tally right after.
Andre Burakovsky was your overtime hero!
Caps beat Stars 4-3 in overtime!
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 20, 2017
I’ve been harping on the Caps’ bottom six lately, but this performance might get me to shut up – or at least exclude the third line. Burakovsky-Eller-Connolly had a sublime night. Heading into the holidays, it gives me cheer. Thank you, Dre!
See ya next time.
Headline photo: Glenn James