Radulov hat trick sparks Stars rally in win against Wild
- Alexander Radulov had a hat trick, and the Dallas Stars scored six unanswered goals in a 6-3 win against the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center on Tuesday.
- Radulov had four points, Joe Pavelski and Tyler Seguin each had a goal and an assist, and Roope Hintz scored for Dallas (5-8-1), which trailed 3-0 late in the second period. The Stars finished a four-game homestand 3-1-0 after a 2-7-1 start.
“We don’t want to give up, and that’s the bottom line,” Radulov said. “We heard our fans weren’t happy and we weren’t happy with the two periods, even though I think the first wasn’t as bad as the second. At the end of the second, we did a lot of good things.
“It’s good to have a comeback, but it’s hard to fall down 3-0, especially at home.”
- Ben Bishop was pulled after the first period; he allowed two goals on 10 shots.
- Anton Khudobin made 11 saves in relief.
“We just thought [Bishop] wasn’t on top of his game, that’s all,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said.
- Eric Staal and Jason Zucker each had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Suter scored for Minnesota (4-8-0). Alex Stalock made 31 saves.
“Momentum is real,” Staal said. “Momentum in games is real. We had all of it, and then it shifted. I don’t know what the answer is as to why, but we’ve got to figure that out. It obviously helped them the other way.”
- Minnesota has allowed at least three goals in nine games this season. …
- It was the second hat trick of Radulov’s NHL career. …
- Dallas scored six unanswered goals for the first time since Dec. 31, 2017, a 6-0 win against the San Jose Sharks. …
- It was Pavelski’s first three-point game with the Stars.
Sources & Credits: Josh Clark / NHL.com, DAL Stars, MIN Wild