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On Monday, the Dallas Stars defeated the Seattle Kraken 2-1 in Game 7 of their second-round series to progress to the Western Conference Final.
After a scoreless first period, Roope Hintz broke the deadlock with an unassisted goal to maintain his team’s stellar performance in the playoffs. Hintz has surpassed Connor McDavid, star of the Edmonton Oilers, and is currently in first place in postseason scoring with 19 points.
In the third period, at the 12:48 minute, Wyatt Johnston scored an insurance goal. The assistance was attributed to both Evgenii Dadonov and Thomas Harley. With only 18 seconds remaining, Oliver Bjorkstrand scored a late goal for the Kraken, and it proved to be the game-winner.
Hintz and Johnston’s goals relegated destiny to the conference finals for the first time since the 2020 season, and Twitter went wild.
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In Game 7, ROOPE HINTZ was the first to put up the stars (a href=”https://t.co/yMhrKw8moa”>>). pic.twitter.com/yMhrKw8moa
Open Ice B/R (@BR_OpenIce)
Roope Hintz has moved up to second place in the NHL Playoffs scoring race. a href=”https://t.co/YNcdYtQ9Uh” target=”_blank”>He’s now second, one point behind McDavid. pic.twitter.com/YNcdYtQ9Uh
. @ARHockeyStats Andy & Rono
By the technique, Roope Hintz was a top-10 centre throughout the regular season. Still a slighted player.
Yost, Travis (@travisyost)
Apparently, Roope Hintz is a gamer.
DFS_Tom Tom Vecchio, if you’re reading this:
Roope Hintz is a playoffs-bound product.
ViewFromMySeats.com / Matt Reitz
Roope Hintz, your 2023 Conn Smythe winner of choice?
The Golden Muzzy, Nick Alberga
Why is WYATT JOHNSTON so revolting?
Yousuf Saad (@SaadYousuf126)
Wow, Wyatt Johnston sure did make that seem easy. T he twenty-year-old br>> br>> 2-0, Stars
@wyshynski Greg Wyshynski
God, Wyatt Johnston is awful. 2-0 Stars
cotsonika Nick Cotsonika
Wow, Johnston, what a play! In what was going to be a cakewalk, he’s in the lead. The puck bounces off the end boards and he backhands it to the ceiling on the short side. Dallas up 2-0 with 7:12 remaining.
Mike Leslie, of WFAA-TV fame, tweets:
Make him a Calder Prize nominee retroactively.
Tweets by Hailey Salvian
Toby Wyatt Johnston What the heck did you do???
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree Curtis Crabtree
That’s a fantastic goal for Johnston to have. Seriously, what a facade.
Now that they’ve advanced to the Western Conference Final, Destiny will face off against the Vegas Golden Knights. First video game scheduled for this Friday at 8:30 p.m.