Breaking down Stars-Golden Knights Game 4
The Stars season continues for at least one more game
Before the game Craig Campbell from the Hockey Hall of Fame was watching warmups in the press box from Dallas.
If the Stars won he and the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl would fly to Las Vegas for Game 5.
If Vegas won, he told me, he’d get to cut his lawn tomorrow.
The lawn will have to wait until at least Sunday.
Joe Pavelski scored in overtime, blasting home a one-timer from the face-off dot to deliver a 3-2 Stars victory.
The Western Conference Finals will continue, the Stars have a slightly better chance now at doing the impossible and coming back from down 0-3 in a series.
The Stars played without Jamie Benn, who is suspended for two games, and Dallas has used an external negative as an internal positive.
“Win one for Jamie,” has become a rallying cry for the Stars. One that they are being coy about in media availabilities, it’s not great to co-sign his Game 3 actions, but behind closed doors the Stars feel a responsibility to make sure the captain can play again this spring.
Benn was with the team at morning skate, but he stayed away from the team immediately before the game, there was no pep-talk or motivational moment — the message was delivered by the remaining Stars leadership group according to Jake Oettinger.
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