सेगुइन, स्टैनकोवेन ने दो-दो गोल करके पावर स्टार्स को एवलांच पर 4-1 से जीत दिलाकर सीरीज में 2-1 की बढ़त बना ली।

सेगुइन, स्टैनकोवेन ने दो-दो गोल करके पावर स्टार्स को एवलांच पर 4-1 से जीत दिलाकर सीरीज में 2-1 की बढ़त बना ली।

Seguin, Stankoven Score Two Goals Each to Power Stars' 4-1 Win Over Avalanche for 2-1 Series Lead

Seguin and Stankoven's double goals drive Stars to a 4-1 victory over Avalanche, securing a 2-1 series lead in hockey playoffs.

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Jivika Chawla
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Seguin, Stankoven Score Two Goals Each to Power Stars' 4-1 Win Over Avalanche for 2-1 Series Lead

In a pivotal clash at Ball Arena, the Dallas Stars emerged triumphant against the Colorado Avalanche, securing a crucial 4-1 victory in their Western Conference second-round series. Tyler Seguin played a starring role, notching the tiebreaking goal in the second period and sealing the win with an empty-netter in the final minutes of the game. The Stars' goaltender, Jake Oettinger, stood tall between the pipes, repelling the Avalanche's offensive onslaught and preserving his team's lead.

With just under two minutes remaining in the game, the Avalanche opted for an extra attacker, pulling goaltender Alexander Georgiev in a desperate bid to level the score. However, Seguin capitalized on the opportunity, burying an empty-net goal to extend Dallas' lead to 3-1. Logan Stankoven, who had opened the scoring for the Stars, added insult to injury with a second empty-netter, sealing the victory with just 28 seconds left on the clock.

The Stars' back-to-back wins have swung the momentum in their favor, allowing them to reclaim home-ice advantage in the series. Despite facing Colorado's potent offense, which had been averaging five goals per game in the playoffs, Dallas showcased defensive resilience, stifling their opponent's scoring opportunities.

Notably, Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin, who had been riding an impressive goal-scoring streak, was held scoreless for the first time in the playoffs. His quest to join the elite ranks of players with lengthy goal streaks during postseason play was thwarted by the Stars' defensive prowess.

Looking ahead, Game 4 looms large for both teams, with the Avalanche aiming to bounce back on home ice and level the series. Ball Arena has been a fortress for Colorado, boasting an impressive 33-10-1 record during the regular season, including a solid 2-1 mark in the playoffs.

However, the Stars have proven themselves to be a formidable road team, boasting the best away record in the NHL during the season. With three wins in four playoff games on the road, Dallas will be looking to maintain their road warrior mentality and extend their series lead.

Seguin's resurgence has been a catalyst for the Stars' success, with the veteran forward notching three goals in the last two games. His offensive contributions have provided a timely boost for Dallas, further bolstering their bid for playoff glory.

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