20/20: Stars win second, survive third to beat Red Wings
Fun night of hockey in Detroit.
DETROIT — It was the second Shap Shots bowl of the season.
And the Dallas Stars completed the regular season sweep with a 5-4 victory on a rather fun night of hockey.
Hopefully we get another Stars-Red Wings matchup this summer, because well, that would mean something really fun is happening.
Anyways, back to the actions on Tuesday. This is the 20/20.
1. The second period was of the most dominant periods of hockey I’ve seen this season.
Dallas had 25-7 edge in shots, a 22-10 edge in quality scoring chances according to my friend Owen Newkirk, and a 6-2 edge in high-danger chances according to Natural Stat Trick.
The Red Wings, rightfully, thought they were the better team in the first and third periods, but soundly admitted after the loss that the middle stanza was too much to overcome.
2. Roope Hintz was flying.
Throughout the game, and particularly in that second period, the Red Wings didn’t have an answer for the Stars top forward.
His second goal, which made it 5-2 was the final second period dagger.