The Dallas Stars had won 3 straight games prior to Sunday’s contest against the Vancouver Canucks. Sunday’s game gave Dallas Stars fans a preview of a potential early round match up if Dallas snuck into the postseason as an 8 seed.
Neither team would score in the first period. The second period started with a bang for the Vancouver Canucks. Ryan Kesler would score his 19th goal of the season on a wrist shot in the second period.
Mason Raymond would give the Canucks a 2 to 0 lead on a wrist shot. Raymond’s goal would be his 8h ogal of the year.
The game looked like Vancouver would win. Late in the second period, Michael Ryder would score a power play goal on a slap shot. Ryder’s goal would be his 25th goal of the year. Mike Ribeiro and Loui Eriksson would chip in with assists.
Mike Ribeiro would score with 52.5 seconds left in the 3rd period to tie the game up at 2. The goal would be Ribeiro’s 14th goal of the year. Alex Goligoski and Sheldon Souray aided Ribeiro out with the assists. Goligoski had his 18th assist with Souray having his 14th assist.
The game would go to overtime tied at 2 after Dallas rallied back. Loui Eriksson would score his 21st goal of the season on a wrist shot to give Dallas the win.
Trevor Daley and Steve Ott managed to set up Eriksson’s goal by generating assists. Daley tallied his 17th assist of the year while Ott recorded his 20th assist of the year for the Dallas Stars.