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Seguin dekes Sergachev on superstition, exits ice last before Game 1

Stars forward faked out Lightning defenseman so he could be the last skater standing

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Tyler Seguin wasn't going to be denied in the game-before-the-game on Saturday.

The Dallas Stars center successfully deked Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev as the last man off the ice after warmups before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Tweet from @DallasStars: Whatever it takes, @tseguinofficial 🤣 pic.twitter.com/SzjDxw1vus

Seguin, a veteran of these types of battles found another creative way to be the last player to touch the playing surface before game. The two players kept a watchful eye on each other, and it looked as if Sergachev had won when Seguin departed for the Dallas dressing room.

Sergachev went down the tunnel, thinking the coast was clear. But Seguin had only gone halfway down the runway before sprinting back out to touch the rink before dashing back to the room.

Seguin's pregame win led to good luck for Dallas in Game 1 too. The Stars took a 1-0 series win with a 4-1 victory.

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