Every time you think the Dallas Stars are out, they keep pulling themselves back in. It doesn’t hurt when one of your best scorers pulls off a brilliant individual performance, and that was the case with Denis Gurianov last night.
Joe Pavelski and Miro Heiskanen threw in goals of their own, and Jake Oettinger stood tall in net. But Gurianov’s three-point night had to have brought a sigh of relief for both him and head coach Rick Bowness. The Dallas Morning News’ Matthew DeFranks took a fresh look at the Stars’ Stanley Cup playoffs push and once again found light at the end of it:
The win pulled the Stars five points back of fourth-place Nashville with three games in hand on the Predators.