Preview: Superstars look to reclaim control of the series in Game 5 against Flames

First round: Game 5 (Series tied 2-2)

time/location: 8:30 p.m. CT/Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB

TV: Bally Sports Southwest, ESPN

radio: Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM

Video: Stars-Flames returns to Calgary in Game 5

Calgary, Alberta — The Superstars returned to the Canadian version of “Cowtown” for Game 5 to face the Calgary Flames in a first-round match that turned out to be the best of three.

The series that saw Flames advance 1-0 and the Stars lead 2-1 is now deadlocked at two games apiece after Calgary took Game 4 by 4-1 at American Airlines Center on Monday. Regardless of who comes out victorious in Game 5 at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the series will return to Dallas for Game 6 on Friday with one team facing elimination.

The stars hope they can replicate what they accomplished on the road last Thursday in Game 2.


Ahead of the team’s trip to Calgary on Tuesday, Stars coach Rick Bowness said the way Game 4 unfolded was unfortunate due to the number of injuries Dallas has caused. The Superstars fell to two men and quieted a 5-on-3 goal by Rasmus Anderson to give Flames a 1-0 lead. Dallas had six power plays, but was converted in only one in the later stages of regulation. Mix up transformations at inappropriate moments of the game, and it wasn’t a recipe for success.

Video: “We have to work together to fix it”

Bowness also said that there will be line-up changes for game five. These specific changes could be evident in the team’s pre-skating at the ‘Dome’ on Wednesday afternoon.

Monday’s game was also the first in the series to be undecided with two goals or less. The Flames scored three points for the Stars goalkeeper Jake Oettinger, who saved 50 times in his fourth consecutive start to the series. Someone other than Elias Lindholm (who scored his third goal) on the Flames top line found the net, and it was Jonny Goudreau’s penalty kick to double Calgary’s lead at the 7:47 mark of the third inning.

Although the Flames regained the ice advantage at home, the stars held it by one goal in two games in Calgary. Who says Dallas can’t do it again and win Game 5?

Video: “It’s all about getting better as the series goes on”

It will take a team effort, which means men love Jason Robertson And Rob Hintz You will have to step up. Robertson has yet to score, while Hintz’s only goal in the series was a blank shot with a second left in Game Three. Dynamic top line with Joe Pavlesky It was split in the middle of Game 4 when Robertson was surrounded by him Jimmy Ben And Tyler Seguinsomething can happen again in game 5.

This story has not been approved by the National Hockey League or the Dallas Stars Hockey Club.

Kyle Shuhara He is the Digital Director for and writes for the Stars/NHL. Follow him on Twitter Tweet embed.

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