Summary: Dallas won the fifth final match 3–2. NHL can be watched on V Sport channels and Viaplays.
The best defenders of the Dallas Stars did a fierce job again as the team won the NHL’s fifth final match and narrowed the match against Tampa Bay Lightning to 2-3.
Miro Heiskanen got a playing time of as much as 37 minutes and three seconds in the second stretch of the match. Even more looming That Lindell (38:13) and a Swede John Klingberg (38:16). In Lightning’s defense, playing times were distributed to the six players much more evenly than in the Stars.
Heiskanen scored one pass in the match, bringing the 21-year-old Finn’s score in the playoffs this season to 26 (6 + 20). Heiskanen is in third place on the playoffs.
According to TSN, Heiskanen became the first defender in NHL history to have accumulated 30 playoff power points in his career under the age of 22. Last season, Heiskanen scored 2 + 2 in the playoffs.
Thirty power points under the age of 22 have now reached a total of ten players in the history of the series.
Only three defenders in the history of the NHL playoffs have been able to score more power points in one playoff than Heiskanen.
The most effective defenders in NHL playoffs
1. Paul Coffey, 1984–85, 12+25=37
2. Brian Leetch, 1993–94, 11+23=34
3. Al MacInnis, 1988–89, 7+24=31
4. Miro Heiskanen, 2019–20, 6 + 20 = 26