National Hockey League
Dallas 7, Minnesota 3
When: 9:30 PM ET, Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Referees: Chris Rooney, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Brandon Gawryletz
Attendance: 18532

Roope Hintz had three goals and an assist to help the Dallas Stars even their Western Conference first-round playoff series against the visiting Minnesota Wild with a 7-3 win in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Game 3 is Friday night in Saint Paul, Minn.

Dallas' Evgenii Dadonov scored two goals, Jamie Benn logged a goal and an assist, Tyler Seguin also scored and Miro Heiskanen set a Dallas playoff record with four assists. Jake Oettinger made 23 saves for the Stars, who went 3-for-6 on power plays and are 5-for-11 with a man advantage in the series.

Oskar Sundqvist, Marcus Johansson and Frederick Gaudreau scored for the Wild. Minnesota opted to start Marc-Andre Fleury in goal, and the 19-year veteran finished with 24 saves.

Filip Gustavsson made 51 saves for the Wild in their 3-2 double-overtime win in Game 1 on Monday.

Hintz scored on a short-handed breakaway to give the Stars a 1-0 lead at 3:38 of the first period.

Tyler Seguin tipped in a slap shot with 30 seconds left on a four-minute high-sticking penalty to extend the lead to 2-0 at 11:20 of the first.

Sundqvist was credited with a goal after a rebound went off his skate and into the Dallas net to cut the gap to 2-1 with 3:49 remaining in the opening period.

The Stars stretched their lead to three when Benn scored on a power play to make it 3-1 at 4:07 of the second period. Dadonov followed with a goal at 5:34 to make it 4-1.

Minnesota answered with two goals 11 seconds apart, the fastest in team history for a playoff game, quickly trimming the lead to one.

Johansson's power play goal cut the deficit to 4-2 on a power play at 11:54, and Gaudreau got loose off the ensuing faceoff and scored to make it 4-3 at 12:05.

The Stars came back with two quick goals of their own later in the period to re-establish a three-goal lead.

Dadonov scored his second goal at 16:08 to make it 5-3, and Hintz matched him with his second at 16:56 for a 6-3 lead.

Hintz completed the hat trick with another power-play goal for a 7-3 lead at 12:16 of the third period.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Minnesota   Dallas
Matt Dumba 2 Points Roope Hintz 4
Frederick Gaudreau 1 Goals Roope Hintz 3
Matt Dumba 2 Assists Miro Heiskanen 4
Marcus Johansson 1 Power Play Goals Roope Hintz 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Roope Hintz 1
Marc-Andre Fleury .774 Save Percentage Jake Oettinger .885
Marc-Andre Fleury 24 Saves Jake Oettinger 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 26 3 1-5 3-6 52 28
Dallas 31 7 3-6 4-5 30 36
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Stars have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .639 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Wild have a W/L % of .574 after a win and .543 after a loss.