Pavelski debuts with Dallas Stars
Portage County Gazette
By John Kemmeter
Plover native Joe Pavelski made his debut with the Dallas Stars Thursday, Oct. 3, as the team played in its NHL regular-season opener at home against the Boston Bruins.
After spending his first 13 seasons in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks, Pavelski signed a three-year, $21 million contract to join the Stars as a free agent in the off-season, and finished with one assist in his first game with Dallas.
Boston scored 1:09 into the game to take a 1-0 lead, and then had a power-play goal at the 5:59 mark of the first period to go up 2-0.
Pavelski assisted on a goal from Roope Hintz 7:55 into the second period to pull the Stars within 2-1, but Boston held on to win 2-1.
Pavelski and the Stars will return to action when they travel to play the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m. Central Saturday, Oct. 5.