The Dallas Stars lost in overtime last night.
This is not a recording.
But it could’ve been, because last night’s 4-3 loss in St. Louis was the sixth time this season that the Stars (9-8-6) have fallen in sudden death, against just one victory.
The Stars’ six OT losses are the most in the NHL. New Jersey is next with four, followed by three teams — Columbus, Anaheim and Carolina — with three.
Granted, the Stars may have been fortunate to get even a single point last night. They were outshot 31-21 by the the Blues, who had a 3-2 lead before Jamie Oleksiak tied it with 50 seconds left in regulation.
But we’ve seen in the past how costly too many overtime losses can be. In 2014-15, the defending champion Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs by two points after finishing 1-7 in OT (and 2-8 in the shootout).
The Stars currently occupy the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference; however, they’re just one point up on the Predators, who have two games in hand.