Tyler Seguin and Jason Robertson every had a power-play objective and an help, Roope Hintz had three assists for the second straight sport and the Dallas Stars took the sequence lead over the Minnesota Wild for the primary time with a 4-0 win in Recreation 5 on Tuesday night time.
Jake Oettinger had 27 saves in his second profession playoff shutout. That included the 24-year-old goalie stopping 9 photographs when the Wild had back-to-back energy performs in fast succession within the second interval.
Seguin’s fourth power-play objective of the sequence got here solely 2:22 into the sport, eight seconds after Wild ahead Marcus Foligno’s five-minute main penalty and sport misconduct for a knee-on-knee hit on Radek Faksa.
Mason Marchment scored early within the second interval and Ty Dellandrea added an empty-netter with 3:57 left.
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The Stars will attempt to shut out the first-round playoff sequence Friday night time in Recreation 6 at Minnesota, the place the house staff can be making an attempt to keep away from one other opening-round defeat. The seventh sport, if wanted, can be Sunday in Dallas.
Faksa remained face down on the ice after the collision with Foligno close to the blue line, which got here proper after the Stars middle had knocked the puck out of the air together with his hand. Faksa needed to be helped off the ice as soon as he received up, however returned to the sport halfway by means of the primary interval.
The foremost penalty was upheld and the sport misconduct issued after officers reviewed the play.
Seguin put Dallas forward to stick with his second-effort tally on the rebound of a shot by Robertson, who then made it 2-0 halfway by means of the primary on his 35-foot wrister by means of the legs of Filip Gustavsson. It was the second objective and fourth help of the sequence for Robertson, who turned the primary 100-point scorer for Dallas this season.
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Gustavsson, Minnesota’s 24-year-old goalie, has began the final three video games since three-time Stanley Cup champion Marc-Andre Fleury was in internet for Recreation 2 when Dallas evened the sequence with a 7-3 win. Gustavsson stopped 21 photographs Tuesday.
With Joe Pavelski in concussion protocol since Recreation 1, Seguin has moved as much as the highest line with Robertson and Hintz, and had an even bigger position on the facility play. Seguin, who performed in his a centesimal profession playoff sport, is the one Stars participant with a Stanley Cup title — that was as a 19-year-old rookie with Boston in 2011.
The now 31-year-old Seguin is the primary participant in Stars franchise historical past with 4 power-play objectives in a single playoff sequence. The final time a Dallas participant had as many in a playoff yr was in 2008, when Mike Modano had 5 and Brenden Morrow 4.
Seguin had two power-play objectives within the Stars’ 3-2 victory in Recreation 4 on Sunday night time that evened the sequence. Each of these additionally got here after Foligno penalties.
Hintz additionally scored a objective within the sequence opener, then had a hat trick with an help in Recreation 2. His 11 factors (4 objectives, seven assists) are essentially the most in a single playoff sequence for Dallas, his help on Marchment’s objective snapping his tie with Mike Modano, Sergei Zubov and Jamie Benn.
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Dallas has 9 power-play objectives within the sequence.
Minnesota was 0 for 3 with a man-advantage in Recreation 5, with all of its energy performs within the second interval. The Wild did not even get a shot on objective on the final one, when the Stars blocked 4 photographs earlier than they may get to the online.