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Robertson Leads Dallas Stars to 5-3 Victory Over Oilers

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Jason Robertson celebrating his win.

Jason Robertson scored three goals in one game for the first time ever in the playoffs. He did this during the third period of Monday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers. This helped the Dallas Stars win 5-3. Now, the Stars are ahead 2-1 in the NHL’s Western Conference final.

Wyatt Johnston and Miro Heiskanen scored the other goals for Dallas Stars when there was no lightning goalie guarding the net. Jake Oettinger, the Stars’ goalie, blocked 26 shots to help secure the win. Roope Hintz, Tyler Seguin, and Jamie Benn each helped set up two goals for the team.

I want to do my part to help the team win, and scoring goals is a big part of that, said Robertson. Who hadn’t scored a goal since Game 6 of the first round. When you score one, it boosts your confidence, and it feels like things start falling into place, one after another, like a domino effect.

Connor McDavid scored a goal and assisted on another, reaching a milestone of 100 career playoff points. Zach Hyman and Adam Henrique also scored for Edmonton. Stuart Skinner, the Oilers’ goalie, made 17 saves.

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It was a solid beginning,” McDavid commented. I’m not sure why we had those rough 10 to 15 minutes. But it was one of our toughest stretches in the playoffs so far.

Dallas Stars regained the advantage of playing on their home ice with this win. They also had the best record on the road during the regular season. Now, in the playoffs, they’ve won six out of seven games when playing away from the American Airlines Center.

The Stars welcomed back Roope Hintz. Who hadn’t played since getting injured in Game 4 against the Colorado Avalanche in the second round. He had been out due to an upper body injury.

Jason Robertson  celebrating his win with his teammate.
Jason Robertson celebrating his win with his teammate.

We managed to push through while Hintz was sidelined, said Dallas Stars coach Pete DeBoer. It wasn’t easy, and our game wasn’t as smooth as it is with him on the ice. But we still managed to find ways to win. Everyone stepped up and contributed, even without having a key player available.

What I’m most proud of is how we dealt with his absence, DeBoer added. Having him back tonight was fantastic, but I’m really proud of how we performed when he wasn’t there.

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Game 4 of the series, which is a best-of-seven, will take place Wednesday night.

Henrique made his return to the lineup after missing seven of Edmonton’s last eight games. Due to what was believed to be an ankle injury. Meanwhile, Hintz, who serves as the Stars’ top center, also returned to action after sitting out four games due to an upper-body injury.

After a player sits out for a while, you’re never sure what to expect when they return. Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch commented after Monday’s loss. Usually, it’s tough for them to get back into their groove, but I don’t think he had any trouble at all.

He made a lot of nice plays, especially with the goal, Knoblauch remarked. I thought he did well on the faceoffs too, and it was great to have him back.

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After the Oilers had a strong start in the first 20 minutes and the Stars regained momentum in the second period. Robertson broke the tie at 3-3 at 11:54 of the third period with a goal that came from a jam play and managed to get past Skinner.

In a last-ditch effort to force overtime, Edmonton pulled their goaltender late in the game. However, with just 1 minute and 55 seconds remaining in regulation, Heiskanen sealed the game for Dallas by scoring into the empty net.

The Oilers started the game with a lot of energy and aggression, particularly in the first period, which took place amid the loud and enthusiastic atmosphere of Rogers Place.

Early in the game, McDavid skated out of the corner and took a shot. The puck deflected off Hyman and into the net just 2 minutes and 2 seconds into the game. McDavid was jostling with Stars defenseman Ryan Suter for position in front of the net when he made the shot, marking his 13th goal of the playoffs, which leads the NHL.

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At 7 minutes and 37 seconds into the game, the Oilers extended their lead to 2-0. Defenseman Mattias Ekholm skated around the Stars’ net and passed the puck to McDavid, who was battling with Seguin for control of the puck in the crease. McDavid managed to gain possession and scored his fourth goal of the series, and his second of the game, following his double-overtime goal in Game 1.

After the intermission, the Stars responded with a strong comeback, showing impressive determination and skill.

At 5 minutes and 35 seconds into the second period, Robertson scored his fourth goal of the game with a powerful one-timer shot that beat Skinner near his ear. He followed up with another goal at 8:05, lifting the puck upstairs past the Edmonton goaltender. During this period, Dallas relentlessly attacked in waves, overwhelming the disorganized and flat home team.

Just 63 seconds after Robertson’s second goal, Johnston added to the onslaught by scoring his eighth goal of the playoffs, making the score 3-2 in favor of Dallas.

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This rapid succession of three goals in just 3 minutes and 33 seconds stunned the crowd. It marked the fastest trio of goals in Dallas postseason history since the team moved to Texas in 1993.

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