The Dallas Stars finally broke what felt like a month-long losing streak. After going winless in 6 straight, they collected 2 points for the first time since February 2nd. They beat the Blue Jackets 6-3.
The Stars can credit this win to stud tendy Anton Khudobin, who stopped all 43 shots he faced tonight. This is Dobby’s 2nd shutout this season.
Anton Khudobin of the @DallasStars recorded 40+ saves in a shutout for the second time in his NHL career, following Dec. 27, 2018 when he had 49 in a 2-0 win at Nashville. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/rJQrQB4to5
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 25, 2021
The first goal came off the stick of John Klingberg less than a minute into the game. Then late in the 3rd, it was Esa Lindell eventually doubling the Stars lead. Lastly, Joel Kiviranta put the game away with an empty netter fresh out of the penalty box.
This win came at a much-needed time for the Stars against a league-leading Panthers squad. They are about the enter the toughest remaining schedule in the entire league, so every point matters.