First Round – Game 2 (Flames leads series 1-0)
When: Thursday, May 5 at 9 p.m. CT
True: Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB
TV: Bally Sports Southwest (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Lauren Callender, Brien Rea, Brent Severyn, Michelle McMahon) / TBS
Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM (Josh Bogorad, Daryl “Razor” Reaugh, Owen Newkirk, Bruce Levine)
Online Stream: Bally Sports
Live stats: NHL Game Center
Official viewing party: Bottle rockets – Plano (5800 Legacy Dr Suite C-11, Plano, TX 75024)
Looking for revenge (and a split)
• The Stars even watch the series 1-1 after dropping Game 1 with a score of 1-0. Jake Oettinger stopped 25 of 26 shots in his first career start after the season.
• The Stars have won both playoff series against the Flames, most recently with a 4-2 series victory in the first round of the 2020 Western Conference in Edmonton.
• In Calgary, the Stars hold a 1-3 all-time record with the lone win in the 1981 NHL Semifinals on April 28, 1981 (W, 4-1). Tim Young scored three points, with goals from Craig Hartsburg, Al MacAdam and Gordie Roberts. Gilles Meloche stopped 35 of the 36 shots he encountered.
• During the 2020 playoff series, Dallas recovered from a three-goal deficit in the first period of Game 6 and registered the next seven goals to take a series 7-3 win and advance to the second round of the 2020 Western Conference against the Colorado Avalanche.
† Miro Heiskanen led all Stars by eight points (three goals, five assists) against the Flames, with a score of +5 and an average time of 27:28 on the ice.
† Denis Gurinov led the club with six goals in six games against Calgary. His five points (four goals, one assist) in Game 6 equaled a postseason franchise record for most points by a player in a single game.
† Joe Pavelskic scored six points (four goals, two assists) in six games, including a hat-trick in Game 4 to even help the series, 2-2.
• Pavelski also faced the Flames in the 2008 Western Conference quarterfinals, racking up seven points (three goals, four assists) in seven games to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 series win and advance to the Stars in the Western 2008. Semifinal Conference.
† John Klingberg registered six points (one goal, five assists) and a +5 rating in six games vs. Calgary in 2020.
An alkaline trio
† Jason Robertson led the Stars to tie for 13th place in the NHL with 41 goals in the 2021-22 campaign.
• He is also the only goalscorer to score 40 under 23 goals in the NHL in 2021-22. Among active NHL players, he is one of only nine players to reach 40 goals before their 23rd birthday, most recently done by Auston Matthews (47) in 2019-20.
• Robertson is the fourth player in Dallas Stars history (1993-present) to score a 40-goal season and the first since Tyler Seguin in 2017-18. At 22 years and 278 days, Robertson became the youngest player in Stars history to reach the milestone.
• Robertson finished the season as first in the NHL with 11 winning goals in 2021-22. He tied the franchise record for most winning goals in a season along with Joe Nieuwendyk (1997-98) and Brett Hull (1998-99). He is one of only nine players in NHL history to have scored at least 11 winning goals before their 23rd birthday, being the first since the 2017-18 season, when Nathan MacKinnon (aged 22) of Colorado and Brayden Point from Tampa Bay (21 years old) each netted 12 game winners.
• Pavelski led Dallas in the regular season with 81 points (27 goals, 54 assists) in 82 games, the most points since a Stars player Jamie Benn achieved 89 points in 2015-16.
• Pavelski became the 16th player in NHL history over 37 to exceed the 80-point mark, the most points scored by a player aged 37 or older since Joe Sakic scored 100 points in 2006-07.
• He is the oldest US-born player in league history to reach the 80+ points benchmark and only the 12th player in NHL history to reach 80+ points in a season at age 37 or older and the first since Teemu Selanne had 80 points with the Anaheim Ducks in 2010-11.
† Roope Hintz finished the 2021-22 season second on the Stars with 37 goals and third on 72 points, both new career highs. Hintz also established a new career high, finishing fourth at the club with 35 assists.
• The Tampere, Finland native finished in a tie for seventh in the NHL with a team leader of three shorthanded goals, while finishing second to Dallas with seven game winners and third with nine power play scores, also setting new career heights in each category .
• Hintz rounded out the campaign by registering 14 goals and 23 points over his last 22 games of the regular season, dating back to March 20. His 14 goals in that period tied for third in the NHL, only one defender from Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos and Kirill Kaprizov of Minnesota, who each scored 15 goals.
Man the fold
• Oettinger finished the 2021-22 season with a record of 30-15-1, 2.53 goals against average and a save rate of 0.914.
• He finished 12th in the NHL in wins and 10th in GAA, despite starting the season with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.
• At 23 years and 132 days old, he also became the youngest goalkeeper in franchise history to take 30 wins against Anaheim on April 29, surpassing the previous milestone of 27 years and 121 days for Kari Lehtonen in 2010- 11 .
• During the 2021-2022 campaign, the Lakeville, Minnesota native set numerous Stars records in goalkeeping during his second NHL campaign.
• He won his 25th game of the 2021-22 campaign on April 5 in just his 40th appearance to set a new franchise record for fewest games it took to rack up 25 wins, taking Ed Belfour’s previous figure in both the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons with 25 wins in 41 games.
• On February 15, Oettinger saved 46 of 47 shots in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche, setting new career heights in saves and shots. The game marked the 50th of his NHL career, while the win marked the 25th of his career. His 25 wins in his first 50 appearances were the third largest in franchise history during that period, trailing Marty Turco and Roman Turek, who both had 26 wins in their first 50 NHL games. Oettinger would be named the NHL’s third star of the week for the week ending February 21.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club.
Kyle Shohara is the Digital Manager for DallasStars.com and writes about the Stars/NHL. Follow him on Twitter @kyleshohara†