Saturday , November 27 2021

Rudolph, Ben and Stars help late rally to Kaks


Vancouver – Vancouver's young Knox showed they had a lot to learn about closing games on Saturday.

Alex Radulov scored the goal to go with 3:23 remaining regulatory, and lifted the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 victory over Vancouver at Rogers Arena.

The lush canoes played a strong game and held a 1-0 lead halfway through the third when Jamie Ben, who also helped the winner of Radulov, scored a tie and placed the Canucks on their heels. Suddenly, Vancouver was losing Pak battles and making the puck off.

Rodolov's winner came when Ben found the Russian ice skating alone in the slot. Rudolov made no mistake when he did it to calm the crowd.

"It's a game in my mind that we've lost the pace," said Vancouver coach Travis Green. "Their old guys took over, it happens fast and the momentum fluctuates, we played a real miserly game for 50 minutes, and suddenly their guys smelled blood, we cracked earlier."

"It's really hard to lose, it's a game learned more than some of the other losses."

There have been many of them lately, with Vancouver winning only once in the last 12 games. Bo Horvat scored the canoes (11-15, 3), while Anders Nilsson was solid with 25 saves.

"It's a matter of putting all 60 together," said Horvat. "The first and second we had our chances, with a lot of shots on the net, but there's no excuse – we need to be better."

Ben Bishop made 24 saves at his first start for Dallas (14-10-3) since returning from a low body injury that kept him versatile for five games. The stars are the fifth in the Central Division, and are now in second place.

"You must be able to close the games if you want to be a good team," said the bishop. "It will not always be beautiful, but we've found a way to do it tonight.

"You just have to find ways, find different ways to win and make you a better team."

Ben and Tyler Seguin were the busiest stars enthusiastically, waving Nilsson all night. Nilsson was forced to make some strong saves against the duo, including capturing the jaw-dropping gloves against the first Seguin.

Ben said his next abductions only made him more determined.

"It makes you more hungry," Ben said. "We had a lot of (odds) first and second that did not go in. I love how we stuck with it and found a way."

The canoes got on the board with just over four minutes to play. Antoine Antoine Roussel, a former star, disengaged along the wing and hoisted a knocker toward Horvat, who got the stick on the bishop.

The goalkeeper the stars was solid at the other end of the second when he stopped Brock Boeser alone alone on a breakaway.

"I wanted to go five hole, but he read me like a book," he said immature. "It's hard, obviously this game is going through a lot after the game and I'll think about it."

Ben tied it to 1-1 at 10:19 of the third. After Miro Hisscanen shot from the point that crossed the net, Ben turned around the net and hit the loose disk.

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