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Stars Win Game 4 vs. MacKinnon, Avalanche as NHL Fans Praise Wyatt Johnston’s 2 Goals | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

Written by on May 14, 2024

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The Dallas Stars have a comfortable 3-1 lead over the Colorado Avalanche after a 5-1 win Monday night.

After dropping the first game of the series, the Stars have bounced back to win three straight games and now have the chance to close out the series on Wednesday.

Center Wyatt Johnston was the story for Dallas Monday night as the second-year player notched a pair of goals in the win. The big performance came just hours before his 21st birthday.

His first goal came in the first period after a wrist shot gave the Stars an early 1-0 lead. He added another goal in the second period on a snap shot.

Dallas managed to take a comfortable 3-0 lead later in the second on a goal from Miro Heiskanen, but the Avalanche quickly answered back on a goal from Casey Mittelstadt.

The Stars put the game away in the final period after goals from Evgenii Dadonov and Sam Steel.

After the win, fans praised Johnston for helping the Stars gain a comfortable lead in the series.

ᴀʀᴅᴀ Öᴄᴀʟ @Arda

The only two players in NHL history with a short handed goal and a power play goal in the same playoff game before they turned 21:

– Wyatt Johnston
– Wayne Gretzky @DallasStars

Rick Arpin @realrickarpin

Thinking this Wyatt Johnston kid is going to be a problem.

z – madi 🤠 @barzillier

wyatt johnston >>> wayne gretzky

. @filmpullman

wyatt johnston plays for my team

nat • playoffs era @magicmmitch


man i love wyatt johnston

z – kay🤍 @kayheartshintz

wow i can’t believe wyatt johnston is actually mike modano AND wayne gretzky

Mike Kelly @MikeKellyNHL

Colorado Avalanche through 2 periods of Game 4…
3 slot shots, 1 goal.

Wyatt Johnston through 2 periods…
6 slot shots, 2 goals.

|| RangersReports2 || WS champs🏆 @RangersReports2

Wyatt Johnston is my hero #TexasHockey

jonathan davis @westcoasthky

In addition to Wyatt Johnston’s 2 goals, he has 8 of the Stars 29 shots. Nice early bday gift as he turns 21 on Tuesday

Dreamer-29-97-93 @Dreamer29_97_93

That Wyatt Johnston on the @DallasStars is quite the natural goal scorer. Wow.

cooperate or cooperate not @dcharvie

The Dallas Stars appear to know what they are doing; appears that the rest of the #nhl is just going through the motions

Owen @Alakazam_428

Now we can say good night in Denver. Dadonov makes it 4-1.

The Stars are the better team. This would be a sweep if not for the Avalanche Game 1 comeback.

jake slauer @jakeslauer

it was always the dallas stars

The Stars are now in full control of the series and have the chance to advance to the conference finals for a second consecutive season on Wednesday with a win.

The Avalanche have a lot of work to do to overcome the 3-1 deficit, but it will start with a strong performance in Game 5. Colorado will be without a key player in Valeri Nichushkin, who was suspended for at least six months ahead of Game 4.

After winning three straight, Dallas has all the momentum. Now the Stars are looking to close things out.

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