Riley Damiani Scores First NHL Goal in NHL Debut with Stars

DALLAS, TX – One streak continued, and one ended on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center, as the Stars lost 4-1 to the St. Louis Blues.

Not only was it the Stars’ fourth consecutive loss, but it also snapped an eight-game home winning streak – tied for the second-longest such streak in franchise history.

The loss put a damper on an electrifying goal from Riley Damiani, who scored in his NHL debut. His goal gave the Stars a 1-0 lead with under five minutes remaining in the second period in what was a tightly contested scoreless contest up to that point. His goal sent the crowd of 18,012 into a frenzy and gave the Stars life.

“I just fanned out to the backdoor, and Klinger made a great play,” Damiani said to reporters after the game. “I think he’d be pretty mad if I missed that one. It was exciting and I’m happy it went in. All around a good feeling.”

Unfortunately for Dallas, the Blues came roaring back. They found the equalizer less than two minutes later on a goal from Colton Parayko, and then scored three times in the third period on a tallies from Justin Faulk, Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko to give them a 4-1 cushion.