Stars Nearly Lose Lead but Tie Series Against Avalanche

The Dallas Stars secured a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in their Western Conference second-round playoff series, evening the series at 1-1, after nearly losing a 4-0 lead but ultimately clinching the win with an empty-net goal.

It almost happened again. But this time, the Dallas Stars clung on for dear life. They snagged a 5-3 win on Thursday night, right at the American Airlines Center. This victory tied their Western Conference second-round playoff series with the Colorado Avalanche at 1-1.

Remember Tuesday night? The Stars lost Game 1, 4-3, in overtime. That was after they let a 3-0 lead slip through their fingers.

Thursday was a bit of a rollercoaster, too. By the end of the second period, Dallas was up 4-0. But then, Colorado decided to make things interesting. They rallied hard, scoring three goals in the third period. Suddenly, it was a one-goal game.

But this time was different. The Stars didn’t crumble. Esa Lindell, a defenseman, sealed the deal with an empty-net goal. And he did it with just 24 seconds to spare.

There’s more to the story, of course. Another Dallas defenseman, Miro Heiskanen, found the net twice. Roope Hintz? He was on fire, with a goal and three assists. And let’s not forget Jake Oettinger. The guy made 28 saves.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
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