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Stars goalie Oettinger makes eye-popping stick save to stop sure goal

Rookie does full split, reaches out and back to stone Lightning forward Palat

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Oettinger's incredible stick save

TBL@DAL: Oettinger robs Palat in front with paddle

Jake Oettinger gets the stick out and stones Ondrej Palat in front of the net with a spectacular save, keeping the Stars within one goal

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All signs pointed to a goal for Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat. He was all alone on the doorstep, behind defenders and got a perfect pass from teammate Steven Stamkos.

But Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger had other plans.

The 22-year-old rookie made a phenomenal, sprawling stick save while in a full split to somehow stop the puck from finding the net with 7:34 to go in the second period Thursday.

After the robbery, Oettinger was able to smother the puck under his right leg to get the whistle. He lost his stick in the process, but hey, it already did its job.

It's a good thing Oettinger saved that one as the Stars won 4-3 in overtime.

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