Connect with us


Stars Third Line Dominates, Robertson Extends Streak in 4-1 Win In St. Louis

The Dallas Stars third line of Wyatt Johnston, Ty Dellandrea, and Jamie Benn was the spark on Monday, helping the Stars defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on the road.



The Dallas Stars played a near-perfect road game on Monday, defeating the St. Louis Blues 4-1 from Enterprise Center. 

It was the third line that really dominated the game and set the tone for Dallas all night. 

Wyatt Johnston opened the scoring early in the second period on a sweet little wrist shot that beat Jordan Binnington low on the glove side. It was Johnston’s sixth goal of the season and the rookie now has two goals in his last three games. 

Ty Dellandrea put the Stars up by two, as he finished off a beautiful full-ice passing play between all three linemates. 

Dellandrea took a long stretch pass from the defensive zone, found Benn in the high slot, Benn slipped a pass to Johnston crashing the net, and he made a slick pass to the backdoor that Dellandrea slammed into the open net to double the Stars lead. 

St. Louis got one back and made things interesting late in the third just as the show looked to be over. But Dallas added two more goals to put the Blues away 4-1. 

The real spotlight was the intensity and defending from Dallas. 

The best way to win a road game is to outwork the other team all over the ice. The Stars did that for nearly 60 minutes straight. 

Dallas was faster to loose pucks, physical in battles, and St. Louis never really had the chance to get their feet fully underneath them. It was a huge improvement from the sloppy play we have seen in their own end as of late and the result: a three-goal victory for the Stars, something we saw a lot of early in the season. 

The victory was just the Stars second in the last five games, all of which came against the Central Division. 

Jason Robertson’s point streak was at a high-alert risk late in the third period. But what have we learned from watching him over the past three seasons? Never count the Arcadia kid out. 

With about four minutes remaining, Robertson blocked a point shot, raced ahead to a loose puck sitting at the top of the left circle, and rapidly released a weapons-grade wrister that beat Binnington over the blocker to seal the win and extend his point streak to 16 games. 

Robertson continues to extend the Dallas record and is now just four games behind Brian Bellows for the franchise mark (20). 

Read More: Jason Robertson Watch: Dive Deep Into the Stars Forward's 16-Game Point Streak

Scott Wedgewood was thrown into the starters net at the last minute after Jake Oettinger fell ill. Wedgewood stopped 24 of 25 Blues shots and absolutely stole a goal from Pavel Buchnevich in the first period. 

Wedgewood moved to 5-4-1 and faced less than 30 shots for the first time this season. 

Sam’s Three Stars 

  • First Star: Wyatt Johnston, DAL (1 goal, 1 assist) 
  • Second Star: Jason Robertson, DAL (1 goal-extended point streak to 16 games)
  • Third Star: Scott Wedgewood (23 saves on 24 shots in surprise start) 
Continue Reading

Copyright © 2017 Zox News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.

Discover more from Dallas Hockey Now

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading