The first-round series between the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild has been anything but dull. The teams have displayed thrilling games, many exciting moments, big hits, and many goals.
It’s overall been an impressive display with a lot of drama, and it’s a shame it’s coming to an end. As the Dallas Stars won Game 5 4-0, they’re only one win away from clinching a place in the second round of the playoffs, and the Wild has to win two straight games to not go on early vacation.
Throughout the series, emotions have run high with a number of controversial moments. Already in Game 1, Matt Dumba took down Joe Pavelski with a high and late hit, which caused outrage among the Stars fanbase. Dumba wasn’t fined or suspended for the hit, but it sure sparked a light that has continued for the rest of the series.
Wild’s Marcus Foligno has also been in several controversial incidents. During one of the games, he was called on two very weird penalty calls, which allowed the Stars to decide the game on a powerplay.
During last night’s Game 5, Foligno was forced out of the game after more than two minutes following a game misconduct for a knee-on-knee hit on Radek Faksa.
As the Stars took a 3-2 series lead, they couldn’t resist the urge to absolutely burn one Wild fan who was at the game. During the second period of the game, as the Stars were up 3-0, they showed a Wild fan on the scoreboard at the arena. The fan had piercings on his ears and face and had a phone in his hands.
The Stars faked a text conversation from the fan that said: ”I’ve got a piercing for everytime the Wild has disappointed me.”
He also got a reply for his ”text,” saying: ”So what are you gonna pierce next?”
The mockery on the scoreboard quickly made the rounds on social media, and everyone found it very amusing.
”LMAO that’s brutal,” one said.
”That’s absolutely perfect,” another said.
”Hello, 911? I’d like to report a murder,” a third added.