Robertson West Game 3 instant reaction

The Dallas Stars defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Monday. Dallas leads the best-of-7 series 2-1.

Here are some immediate takeaways from the game by staff writer Derek Van Diest:

Star of the game

Jason Robertson scored his first Stanley Cup Playoff hat trick. His two goals in the second period stemmed the tide and created momentum for Dallas. Robertson took a pass from Roope Hintz at the left face-off dot and wired a blast over the shoulder of goalie Stuart Skinner at 5:35 of the second period to cut it to 2-1. Robertson tied it 2-2 at 8:05, finding a puck in front, off a scramble and lifting a backhand over Skinner. He completed the hat trick at 11:54 of the third period for the go-ahead goal.

Goal of the game

Robertson finished off the hat trick midway through the third to give the Stars a 4-3 lead by picking up the puck at the left face-off circle, taking it to the side of the net, and banking a shot off Skinner and in.

DAL@EDM WCF, Gm3: Robertson records a hat trick with go-ahead goal

Save of the game

Jake Oettinger was the reason the Oilers power play did not score following a delay of game penalty to Ryan Suter at 13:45 of the second period for shooting the puck over the glass. Oettinger was able to slide across and get a stick on a shot from Connor McDavid at 14:22 of the second off a pass by Leon Draisaitl from behind the net.

What’s next

The series remains at Rogers Place in Edmonton for Game 4 on Wednesday (8:30 p.m. ET; CBC, TVAS, SN, TNT, truTV, MAX).

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