National Hockey League

Hanley, Oleksiak add to defenseman scoring for Stars in Game 1 win


But Joel Hanley and Jamie Oleksiak were the defensemen who scored their first two goals in a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday.


Stars defensemen have scored an NHL-high 15 goals this postseason heading into Game 2 of the best-of-7 series in Edmonton on Monday (8 p.m.


Dallas spent the first three days of its Return to Play training camp in July focusing on its defensemen getting involved in the offense.


He became the fifth defenseman since 1927 to score his first NHL goal in the Stanley Cup Final, the first since Jim Paek of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the 1991 Cup Final against the Minnesota North Stars.


Like Hanley, he jumped into the play to take a pass from forward Alexander Radulov and shot from the high slot.


The offense the Dallas Stars have gotten from their defensemen in the Stanley Cup Playoffs usually comes from Miro Heiskanen and John Klingberg.






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