Robertson picks up impressive win as Stars defeat Flames in OT

Jason Robertson scored his second overtime game-winning goal in the Dallas Stars’ 6-5 win over the host Calgary Flames on Saturday.

Robertson ended it with 12 seconds left in OT, cutting from his forehand to his backhand in front of the net.

Joe Pavelski, Wyatt Johnston Radek Faxa, Jason Robertson and Gianni Hakanpa also scored for Dallas (38-19-13) atop the Central Division. Rupp Hintz had two assists and Jake Oettinger had 33 shots in the win.

Rasmus Anderson and Mackenzie Wigar each had a goal and two assists as Calgary (31-25-14) fell four points behind the Winnipeg Jets for the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Elias Lindholm had a goal and an assist, while Blake Coleman and Nick Ritchie also scored for Calgary. Jacob Markstrom stopped 20 shots at the Saddledome.

The Stars scored two goals in the opening two minutes of the game.

Calgary scored three unanswered goals in six minutes, 38 seconds in the second period to take a brief 4-3 lead, but Robertson pulled the Stars even before the period ended.

Oettinger seemed to lose track of Anderson’s shot from the blue line that put the Flames up 5-4 at 9:53 of the third.

But the visitors drew level again at 12:09 when a loose box flew to Hakanpaa. His shot deflected off Markstrom and into the net.

After two long-range attempts by Dallas, Robertson converted his second rebound at 18:20 of the second period to make it 4-4.

The 23-year-old reached the 40-goal mark for the second straight season with his first goal of the game.

The home team took the lead when Ritchie took Anderson’s stretch pass and beat Oettinger with a shot between the posts at 16:58.

Coleman pulled Calgary even at 13:56. Anderson’s shot pinched Oettinger’s pads and Coleman dove in.

Veigar gave Calgary a three-goal streak at 10:20.

A puck off Pavelski’s skate at the top of the lane gave Vegar time to collect it, drive to the net and beat Oettinger’s short side.

Dallas took a two-goal lead less than two minutes into the opener, but the Flames scored within three minutes.

Johnston made it 3-1 Dallas at 16:08.

After Jamie Benn beat a draw in the penalty zone, Johnston scored from the blue line for Miro Heiskanen’s fourth goal in as many games.

Coming off Andrew Mangiapane’s shot in the hole, Lindholm came from behind to beat Ettingers with a low, sharp corner kick at 3:01.

Markstrom’s cleanup attempt along the boards hit the official and stayed in the zone. The Calgary goalie made an initial stop on Hintz, but Faxa rebounded at 1:58.

The visitors scored a goal 65 seconds into the game after a keeper fight. Markstrom couldn’t get his glove on it and Pavelski shoveled it over the stretched goalie.


With two goals Saturday, Heiskanen extended his career-longest point streak to 10 straight games with three goals and 14 assists in that span.

Johnston’s goal gave the Toronto teenager points in 10 of his last 12 games with seven goals and four assists.


Milan Lucic was a scratch for the Flames on Saturday … Dallas lost veteran center Tyler Seguin for the fifth straight time to a foot injury … Anderson, of Calgary, has two goals and six assists in his last four games.


The Flames play back-to-back games against Los Angeles in California on Monday, followed by Anaheim.

After a 4-2 road trip, the Stars open a three-game homestand against the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday.

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