(Saint Paul) Tyler Seguin scored two powerplay goals and Jake Oettinger made 33 saves in a brilliant performance, and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in Game 4 on Sunday night to return to 2-2 in the series.
“Every member of the team will have moments where they have to rise to the occasion in these series, and it was my turn tonight,” Oettinger said.
Evgenii Dadonov gave the Stars a two-goal lead early in the third period, just eight seconds after escaping from the penalty box. John Klingberg scored for the Wild less than three minutes later.
Both of Seguin’s goals came on questionable penalties awarded to Marcus Foligno, who was accused of tripping the keeper 4:49 from the end of the game before Seguin scored his third goal of the series .
“It can’t be tripping someone up when you touch them properly,” Foligno fumed angrily, beginning and ending his answer to a refereeing question with the same expletive.
Filip Gustavsson stopped 21 shots for the Wild, who beat the Stars 5-1 in Game 3 to regain the lead after a 7-3 loss in Game 2 with Marc-André Fleury in goal. The Wild won Game 1 2-1 in double overtime.
“We felt like we played better 5v5, and as soon as they got on the power play and after our power play, they scored their goals,” Gustavsson said. So it’s a big change in dynamic. »
The Wild travel to Dallas for Game 5 on Tuesday night.