Following a 4-1 win on Friday night to clinch a 4-2 series victory over the Minnesota Wild, the Dallas Stars have advanced to the second round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Goalie Jake Oettinger was up to the task, allowing 13 goals in six games for the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Finalists. And with six goals and 12 total points, left winger Roope Hintz had another standout playoff performance.
The Stars will now face the winner of the Colorado Avalanche and Seattle Kraken in the Western Conference Semifinals. The Avs and Kraken are 3-3 after Colorado won 4-1 in Game 6. The series will wrap with Game 7 on Sunday. The puck drops at 9:30 p.m. ET in Denver.
This season in four games, Dallas was 1-2 with an overtime loss against Colorado. They scored 12 goals and gave up 15 goals. In three games against Seattle, Dallas won two games and lost one in overtime. They scored 13 goals and gave up 10 in the series.