"You win some, you lose some." The Dallas Stars have certainly known that feeling during this up and down season. Just two days after inarguably one of their best games of the season, the Stars welcomed the Flyers to the American Airlines Center. Unfortunately, the outcome would not be nearly as advantageous to the Stars, who lost 3-2. The major bright spot for the Stars was Steve Ott, who picked up where he had left off during the Stars' last game against the Flyers (on January 12th in Philly). Despite the fact that the Stars lost, Ott was still named the 1st Star of the game.
Two passes and a goal....
With the Flyers' Ryan Parent in the box for tripping, Dallas went on the first power play of the game. After the Flyers had cleared the zone, Brad Richards recovered the puck in Dallas' end. Coming up the ice, he passed to Jamie Benn, who then passed to Steve Ott. Ott slapped the puck past goalie Brian Boucher for the first goal of the game.
Rigor mortis had set in on the Flyers defensively on this...
The Flyers' defense and goaltender just flat out misplayed this chance for the Stars. Loui Eriksson passed the puck to Nicklas Grossman. Brian Boucher, expecting Grossman to shoot, move out to meet the shot while the defense collapsed around Grossman. Instead, Grossman passed the puck to Steve Ott, who easily shot the puck back door into the net for his second goal of the game, and his fourth in the last two periods played against the Flyers. Unfortunately, that would be all the offense that the Stars would muster in this game.
Steve Ott postgame interview
After the game, Steve Ott - who had been named the 1st Star of the game despite a losing effort on the part of the Stars - was interviewed for Stars Live.