Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger is keeping his own blog throughout the 2020 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He will check in regularly with behind-the-scenes access.
The 21-year-old was selected by the Stars in the first round (No. 26) in the 2017 NHL Draft and is in his second season in the Dallas organization, turning pro in 2018 after three seasons at Boston University. His first two NHL games came in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, including in the third period of Game 3 against the Lightning, when he allowed no goals and made three saves in relief of starter Anton Khudobin. Oettinger's first NHL game was Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sept. 8, when he relieved Khudobin in the third period, allowing no goals and making five saves.
Here is Oettinger's fifth and final entry following the Stars' 2-0 loss to the Lightning in Game 6 on Monday, which gave Tampa Bay the series victory in the best-of-7 Final.