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Oettinger, Stars shut out Wild 4-0 in Game 5

Photo credit: @DallasStars

After Sunday's exciting win, the Dallas Stars aimed to make it two wins in a row and get their first back-to-back wins of the first-round series against the Minnesota Wild. The Stars returned to Dallas to host the Wild in Game 5 on Tuesday night. The Stars shut out the Wild 4-0 at the American Airlines Center and took a 3-2 series lead. Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger stopped all 27 shots he faced, while Wild goaltender Filip Gustavsson made 21 saves in a losing effort. There was star power in the building, as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett were in attendance. Garrett, an Arlington, Texas native, played college football at Texas A&M University from 2014 to 2016. The Stars' starting lineup consisted of Miro Heiskanen, Ryan Suter, Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, Tyler Seguin, and Jake Oettinger. The Stars capitalized on two power-play opportunities in the first period. Tyler Seguin scored only eight seconds into a power play for a 1-0 lead 2:22 into the first period. Seguin swatted at a loose puck in the crease and got it past the goalie's pad for his fourth of the postseason. Jason Robertson doubled the lead to 2-0 at 11:04 of the first period. Robertson got a puck at the top of the circle and fired a shot into the Wild net for his second of the postseason. The Stars led 2-0 after 20 minutes of play and outshot the Wild 11-5. The Stars continued to dominate in the second period. Mason Marchment made it 3-0 Stars 1:19 into the second period. Marchment skated into the net and sent a rebound into the twine for his first of the postseason. The Stars led 3-0 after 40 minutes of play and tied the Wild in shots 18-18. The Stars headed into the third period with a commanding 3-0 lead and maintained it for a win in regulation. Ty Dellandrea extended the Stars' lead to 4-0 at 16:03 of the third period. Dellandrea scored an empty-net goal for his first of the postseason. The Wild edged the Stars 27-25 in shots after 60 minutes of play. The Stars head to St. Paul to take on the Wild in Game 6 on Friday at a time TBD.


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