National Hockey League
Dallas 3, Seattle 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 23, 2022
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Referees: Kyle Rehman, Furman South
Linesmen: Michel Cormier, Jonathan Deschamps
Attendance: 18532

Roope Hintz scored twice as the Dallas Stars maintained playoff positioning in the Western Conference wild-card race, rallying past the visiting Seattle Kraken 3-2 Saturday night.

Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for Dallas (44-30-5, 93 points) and Joe Pavelski recorded his 500th career assist. Goaltender Jake Oettinger made 30 saves as the Stars snapped a three-game losing streak.

Riley Sheehan and Yanni Gourde scored for the Kraken (26-46-6, 58 points), who blew a two-goal, first-period lead for the second consecutive night after a 6-3 loss Friday at Minnesota. Goalie Chris Driedger stopped 28 of 31 shots.

Trailing 2-0, the Stars scored three goals in a span of 4:41 in the second period.

Hintz pulled the Stars within 2-1 at 6:53, finishing off a three-on-two break with Jason Robertson and Pavelski.

The Stars tied it on the power play at 8:58, as an entry pass into the Seattle zone deflected off Adam Larsson and fell right to Hintz, who blew past the defenseman and lifted a shot over Driedger.

Dallas took a 3-2 lead at 11:34 as Denis Gurianov stole the puck behind the Seattle net and fed a wide-open Namestnikov out front for a one-timer.

It appeared the Stars took the lead 2:48 into the first when Pavelski put the puck into an open net, but Seattle coach Dave Hakstol challenged the play and a video review determined Hintz was guilty of goalie interference, knocking Driedger out of position.

The Kraken instead took a 1-0 at 6:50 of the first, as Sheahan found a rebound of Larsson's shot from the left point sitting just outside the crease and knocked it in.

Gourde made it 2-0 at 18:33 of the period, tipping Derrick Pouliot's shot from the left point past Oettinger.

Seattle's Matty Beniers had his five-game point streak snapped, one shy of the NHL record for players at the start of their career for an expansion team, shared by Wayne Gretzky.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Seattle   Dallas
Yanni Gourde 1 Points Roope Hintz 2
Yanni Gourde 1 Goals Roope Hintz 2
Adam Larsson 1 Assists Jason Robertson 2
N/A Power Play Goals Roope Hintz 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Chris Driedger .903 Save Percentage Jake Oettinger .938
Chris Driedger 28 Saves Jake Oettinger 30
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Seattle 32 2 0-1 1-2 6 23
Dallas 31 3 1-2 1-1 4 40
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Vegas. The Stars have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Kraken have a W/L % of .259 after a win and .373 after a loss.