A lot of people have complained about the lack of scoring in the NHL but damn has it made it’s return. For the second straight day a team scored seven goals as the Dallas Stars defeated the New York Rangers 7-6.
The game was filled with scoring especially in the second period with six goals being scored. Among notable goals for the Stars was Patrick Eaves who notched his 16th goal of the season and Jamie Benn scored his 11th goal of the season. Also Patrick Sharp scored two goals and now has 4 goals this season. “It’s nice to put some pucks in the net,” Sharp said. “It’s the third game in a row we’ve given up a quick one. Credit the power play for getting it right back and then we were able to score quickly after. It’s frustrating that we need to score seven goals to win the game, but right now we’ll take a win whatever way we can.”
The Rangers had Derek Stepan score two goals to bring his season total to 12 and Chris Kreider now has 18 goals this season.
Both starting goaltenders from each team were pulled from the crease.
Henrik Lundqvist gave up 7 goals at Madison Square Garden for the first time in his career. “I feel like it’s embarrassing, frustrating, and disappointing, at the same time,” he said. “I need to find another level; it’s not good enough.”
The Dallas Stars look to continue the scoring as they face the New York Islanders to conclude a three game road trip.