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Dallas Stars lost their fourth NHL final match to Tampa Bay Lightning in the extra 4-5. The team received bad news already in the second round, when Finnish defender Roope Hintz was injured.
From the side to the situation skated Tampa Bay Tyler Johnson pressured Hintz and dropped his bat on the ice. The club’s shoulder went under the blade of the Finnish striker’s skate, as a result of which Hintz fell.
The Finnish striker slid rapidly to the side and collided with the shoulder in front. He lay down on his stomach with a grimace on his face.
Apparently, the face also took a hit, as the maintenance troops kept a towel or ice on Hintz’s face. Hintz finally slipped into the locker room looking painful, not returning to the game.
The coach of Rick Bowness was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up.
– It was Kamppi. I’m not going to go into that in more detail, Bowness commented at the press conference.
The injuries also don’t help the situation of Dallas, who backs his back against the wall.
Hintz has had the misfortune of traveling on the past as well, as he also took a hit in the first match of the final series. At the time, the Finnish striker blocked the shot during Tampa Bay’s superiority.
However, Hintz was able to play in the second match.
The final series will continue next night at 3.00 Finnish time. The championship is over for Tampa Bay.