Here’s some good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins on a bit of a momentum-killing night: they won’t face the Dallas Stars again this season.
(Or, if they will, it would be in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.)
The Stars humbled the Penguins 3-0 in Dallas to open the season, and a change of scenery didn’t make much of a difference. This time around, the Stars beat the Pens 4-1 in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh was really starting to pick things up after an 0-3 start to the season, too, winning three in a row before this setback.
The tough night had the Penguins scrambling things up to try to find the right mix.
The Stars, meanwhile, are on a true hot streak.
Tonight’s win marks their fifth in a row, and they have a golden opportunity to collect crucial early points as they begin a four-game homestand on Saturday.
If this game was any indication, the Florida Panthers better ready themselves for a challenge.