Wild-card Stars force Game 7 against Calgary with 4-2 win
Flames Stars Hockey Dallas Stars players celebrate a goal by Miro Heiskanen during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Dallas. That came with 2:28 left in the second period, in which both teams scored twice. The series wraps up Sunday night in Calgary, where the Flames last hosted a Game 7 in 2006 and lost their first-round series to Anaheim. The Stars had a 2-0 lead about six minutes into the second period when Raffl finished off a wild play. GAME 7 HISTORYCalgary is 5-7 in Game 7s, but has lost six of the last seven it has played.wftv.com
Lindholm, Markstrom lead Flames over Stars 1-0 in Game 1
Stars Flames Hockey Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger, right, defends as Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm, front left, tries to score while being checked by Stars center Roope Hintz during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) (Jeff McIntosh)CALGARY, Alberta — (AP) — Elias Lindholm scored and Jacob Markstrom recorded his second career playoff shutout as the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 1-0 Tuesday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series. Markstrom stopped all 16 shots he faced as Calgary earned just its second playoff win at the Saddledome since 2015. The series shifts to Dallas for Saturday’s Game 3 and Monday’s Game 4. NOTES: The Stars ousted the Flames in six games in the first round of the 2020 playoff bubble in Edmonton.wftv.com
Stars rally past Penguins 3-2, snapping 10-game win streak
Penguins Stars Hockey Dallas Stars left wing Roope Hintz (24) celebrates his goal with teammates Joe Pavelski (16) and Miro Heiskanen (4) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Dallas, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (LM Otero)DALLAS — (AP) — Roope Hintz and Joe Pavelski scored 1:15 apart late in the third period and the Dallas Stars stopped Pittsburgh’s winning streak at 10 games, beating the Penguins 3-2 on Saturday. “In the first (period), we were just giving them a little bit too much respect,” Stars coach Rick Bowness said. “Then I think in the second and the third, we started to play Dallas Stars hockey.”Denis Gurianov also scored and Jake Oettinger stopped 27 shots for Dallas. “That’s not my job description.”WORTH NOTINGGurianov’s goal followed a career-best three-point game (one goal, two assists) Thursday in a 5-4 shootout win over Florida.wftv.com
Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup
The triumph of winning the NHL championship in a bubble was certainly no less sweet for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He played 964 regular-season and 137 playoff games to get to this point, losing in the final twice before. Tampa Bay had Point and No. Coach Jon Cooper thought the attitude needed to change from wanting to beat every opponent 9-0 because that’s not realistic in playoff hockey. ... Alexander Volkov made his NHL playoff debut for Tampa Bay, which also saw Patrick Maroon become just the eighth player to win the Cup in back-to-back seasons with different teams (St. Louis).