Apparently the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
The Dallas Stars' team at the 2015 Traverse City Prospect Tournament, much like their NHL brethren did on numerous occasions last season, grabbed a victory in a wild and entertaining fashion on the event's opening night, scoring three goals in the final minute of the third period to overcome a 2-1 deficit and walk away with a 4-2 win.
Defenseman Stephen Johns scored the game-tying goal against his former organization before forward Cole Ully gave Dallas the lead seconds later, finishing off a nice 2-on-1 play on a feed from Devin Shore. Jason Dickinson would ice the game on an empty-netter. The last minute of action looked like this:
The Stars 40-second flurry: Johns (19:18) Ully (19:34) Dickinson (19:58). Emil Molin also scored for @DallasStars in their 4-2 win.— Owen Newkirk (@OwenNewkirk) September 12, 2015
Video footage of the final minutes, shot through Mark Stepneski's cell phone and streamed via Periscope, can be found here. It's grainy, but it's better than nothing.
2011 4th round draft choice Emil Molin scored the first Stars goal at the midpoint of the second period, while 2012 2nd rounder Ludwig Bystrom finished the night with two assists. Another 2nd round pick, Philippe Desrosiers, was in goal and stopped 26 out of 28 shots. The Stars' penalty kill kept them in the game, going 7-for-8.
The boxscore for the game, as well as stats for the whole tournament, can be found over at Pointstreak.com.
Dallas' lines for the evening looked primarily like this:
Dallas Stars lineup for tonight's game against Chicago in Traverse City. pic.twitter.com/ypny40BHEC— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) September 11, 2015
The team's next game is today at 2:30 PM (CT) against the Carolina Hurricanes. Click here to see Defending Big D's tournament preview and other information.