Dallas Stars are facing a forced victory in the Stanley Cup finals when Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning hit each other for the fifth time. Tampa Bay is hunting for the second Stanley Cup championship in its history.
Last night, Lightning was better in a thriller-like match. Only a 5–4 settlement hit in the first overtime took Lightning two wins on the run. Now the match series is in numbers 3-1, the championship will be decided by four wins.
The strongly Finnish-represented Dallas will leave the match without Roope Hintz, who was injured in last night ‘s match. There are also four other players on the sidelines of Stars ’strength.
Hintz will be replaced by a Canadian Justin Dowling, whose previous match is from March.
– We are missing a big piece of our line-up, but that is what it is, said Stars’ temporary head coach Rick Bowness before the match.
About Finns Miro Heiskanen hunt for third place in the playoffs. He has powers of 6 + 19 = 25 levels in Colorado Nathan MacKinnonin with, but the Canadian is statistically ahead of scoring more goals.
Iltalehti is watching the match.
The match started at a pace worth the Stanley Cup final. Head to head is going at a fast pace and situations arise. However, no goals were seen for the first ten minutes.
After two minutes of not playing the first set, Dallas broke the copper. After the pressure of the stars Corey Perry picked up the loose disc in front of the paint and lifted it through the iron past Andrei Vasilevskin.
There were a few finishers at the other end, though Anton Khudobinin zero held. After the first set, 1-0 to Dallas.