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Avalanche Baffle NHL Followers in Recreation 2 Loss as Stars Shut Down MacKinnon, Makar

Andrew Peters May 10, 2024 Sam Hodde/Getty Images The Dallas Stars have evened the series against the Colorado Avalanche after a 5-3 win Thursday night. It was all Dallas through the first two periods as the Stars took a 4-0 lead thanks to a pair of goals from Miro Heiskanen and a goal each from

Avalanche Baffle NHL Followers in Recreation 2 Loss as Stars Shut Down MacKinnon, Makar

Andrew PetersMight 10, 2024

DALLAS, TEXAS - MAY 09: Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche shoots the puck against Sam Steel #18 of the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 09, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

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The Dallas Stars have evened the sequence in opposition to the Colorado Avalanche after a 5-3 win Thursday evening.

It was all Dallas by the primary two durations because the Stars took a 4-0 lead due to a pair of objectives from Miro Heiskanen and a objective every from Roop Hintz and Tyler Seguin. The Avalanche utilized some strain within the third interval after objectives from Joel Kiviranta, Brandon Duhaime and Valeri Nichushkin, however Dallas finally capitalized on an empty Colorado internet to make it a two-goal recreation within the closing minute.

The Stars did a superb job of shutting down Colorado stars Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar, who’ve had objectives or assists in all the Avalanche playoff video games thus far. Dallas prevented MacKinnon and Makar from notching any factors on Thursday.

The loss left NHL followers confused by the shortage of manufacturing from the 2 stars.

nathan coker @ncavalanche

Simply the worst playoff recreation I’ve seen this Avs core play. Horrendously lazy, sloppy and undisciplined. MacKinnon and Rantanen have zero photographs on objective, which is shockingly dangerous. Only a brutal recreation throughout 👎

Luca Celebre @LucaCelebre21

The Stars have carried out a superb job on MacKinnon on the ability play tonight. They’re pressuring him greater up on that circle and never giving him any time or area.

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Mat Smith @RealMatSmith

MacKinnon hasn’t registered a shot on objective in two durations. Duchene’s line is outplaying his line. In Recreation 1, the highest line completely dominated the motion however Colorado did not get a lot from 2-3-4 till Wooden made a play in OT. Tonight DAL has attacked COL’s rush and restricted area.

Paul O’Leary @poleary19

This can be a basic case of the Avs beating themselves. Disappointing and simply our worst efficiency of the playoffs. Zero photographs from Mackinnon; I might love for somebody to inform me what number of playoff video games we have received with zero photographs from the dogg.

Brandon @btutor24

Mackinnon is promoting

Pokecheque @Pokecheque

Properly, that was a disastrous interval for the Avs. MacKinnon and some others simply look listless proper now. Dangerous turnover from Nichushkin will get was a SHG…another interval however this appears to be like dangerous.

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jkwest.eth @jkwest_eth

The place is Nathan mackinnon? They have not mentioned his identify as soon as apart from a penalty he dedicated Dallas scored on.

Dude The place’s Makar @joelthesakic

This has been such a bizarre and irritating recreation…

Sean @SeanMurphy_92

Mackinnon was a no present in Recreation 2… had his alternative to shine on the finish.

Jackson @Jackson_Wieger

Think about an Avs workforce that does not begin 3-4 objectives down. Sheeeesh

Tommy Gahan @tommysgahan

It is loopy that if the Avs had simply above common objective tending they’d simply win the cup this yr lol

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Zack Steffel @Zackzerz

Now could be a good time to indicate up, MacKinnon

jd @24_habs_

Dallas received so fortunate the Avs waited til the third interval to get it collectively

@PapiGing

Avs actually wait until they’re down by 3-4 objectives to comeback earlier than it is to late , tragic

The Stars now head to Colorado with a manageable sequence after avoiding taking place 2-0, however issues will not be simple on the highway. The Avalanche had all of the momentum within the third interval, however finally got here up quick of their comeback hopes.

If Colorado can put collectively a full recreation somewhat than ready till the ultimate interval to indicate up, it ought to fare higher in Recreation 3.

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The perfect-of-seven sequence will proceed on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET.

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