The Dallas Stars won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final 4-1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Anton Khudobin stopped 35 of 36 in the win, while Andrei Vasilevskiy only stopped 16 of 19 in the loss. The Stars were led offensively by some very unusual goal-scorers. Joel Hanley, Jamie Oleksiak (Penny’s brother), Joel Kiviranta, and Jason Dickinson scored the four goals for the team, while Yanni Gourde got the lone tally for Tampa Bay.

Defending Big D recap:

Dallas played their style of hockey for the first 40 minutes. It was clear at the end of those 40 minutes, the Tampa Bay Lightning were frustrated. When the opponent came out in the third period and found their footing (thanks, in large part, to penalties they more than earned), the Stars did what they’ve done this entire postseason — they weathered the storm. They gave up the outside shots, but owned the high danger areas, not relenting often in that area in the face of Tampa’s counterattack.”

Raw Charge recap:

“In the remaining time, the Lightning had two more power play opportunities, but again went scoreless, despite creating a lot of decent moments. The pulling of goaltender in the final four minutes didn’t help either, the Bolts allowed an empty-netter from Jason Dickinson and lost the first game of the Stanley Cup Final 4-1.”

Next Game

Dallas Stars “@” Tampa Bay Lightning — DAL leads 1-0
Monday. 8pm ET — CBC, SN, NBCSN, TVAS


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