National Hockey League
Dallas 2, Columbus 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, December 19, 2022
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Referees: Peter MacDougall, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Julien Fournier, Ryan Gibbons
Attendance: 16402

Jake Oettinger made 27 saves and came within 15 seconds of a shutout as the Dallas Stars defeated the host Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday night.

Wyatt Johnston and Jason Robertson scored for Dallas, which closed out a five-game road trip with seven out of 10 potential points (3-1-1).

Robertson scored into an empty net to pad the lead with 1:07 remaining but the marker stood as the game-winning goal after Kent Johnson spoiled Oettinger's shutout bid.

Daniil Tarasov made 32 saves for Columbus, which has lost four straight.

Johnston gave Dallas a 1-0 lead 55 seconds into the second period. He picked up a rebound after an initial shot by Ryan Suter and fired a backhand past Tarasov for his eighth goal of the season, the third-most among NHL rookies this season.

Outside of that strike it was a goalie duel between Oettinger and Tarasov, which started in the first period. Oettinger made 13 saves in the first period, while Tarasov stopped all 14 shots he faced.

Columbus nearly beat Oettinger in the third period with 2:37 remaining, but Gustav Nyquist's shot hit the post.

Shortly thereafter, Robertson scored his empty-netter from the Stars' defensive zone. It was his 24th goal of the season, which ranks third in the NHL.

Johnson scored on a spinning backhand for his seventh goal of the season.

It would have been Oettinger's third shutout of the season and fifth of his career. He played in his 100th career NHL game on Monday.

It was a clean game by both teams. Nils Lundkvist committed the only penalty of the game, a slash against Johnson with six seconds remaining in the second period. Columbus managed only one shot in the ensuing power play.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Dallas   Columbus
Wyatt Johnston 1 Points Kent Johnson 1
Wyatt Johnston 1 Goals Kent Johnson 1
Jamie Benn 1 Assists Gustav Nyquist 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jake Oettinger .964 Save Percentage Daniil Tarasov .970
Jake Oettinger 27 Saves Daniil Tarasov 32
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 34 2 0-0 1-1 2 32
Columbus 28 1 0-1 0-0 0 19
Upcoming Games
  • Columbus will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Edmonton. The Stars have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .733 after a loss.