In what seemed to be like déjà vu but in reverse, the Calgary Flames were shut out by the Stars’ Jake Oettinger at the Scotiabank Saddledome Thursday evening. Oettinger made 29 saves last night in his second-ever NHL playoffs game. This is the second game that has seen a low-scoring final.
Joe Pavelski opened the scoring for the Stars in the first period with an assist from Jason Robertson. It would remain 1-0 until Michael Raffl scored an empty-net goal with minutes to go in the third period. Pavelski, 37, had no goals in the first game, though he has become the oldest skater to score a playoff goal since 2008 when Mike Modano scored (he was also 37 years old at the time).
Jacob Markstrom made 21 saves for the Flames. The flames outshot the Dallas Stars 29 to 23. Neither team was able to capitalize on any of their powerplay opportunities in game two.
The series is now evened out 1-1. The Flames will be in Dallas on Saturday for their third game which starts at 7:30 P.M.