Dallas managed to qualify despite losing a 3-0 lead after two periods. The Coyotes, who gave Moser more than 23 minutes of ice time, equalized within eight minutes in the third period. The one point credited to the Stars for the overtime loss was enough to qualify for the playoffs. Travis Boyd secured the win for Arizona after 103 seconds of extra playing time, who despite the win will end the season as the bottom scoring team in the West.
The second Swiss was Philipp Kuraschew on Thursday night. The Swiss-Russian dual citizen won with the Chicago Blackhawks against the Vegas Golden Knights 4:3 after a penalty shootout. The team from Nevada, which lost in the short decision for the third time in a row, still had small hopes of a place in the playoffs before the last two rounds of the regular season.
Kurashev, who had not scored in the previous five games, was one of the providers behind double-scorer Taylor Raddysh’s 2-1 lead three seconds from the end of the first period. In the penalty shootout, which Tyler Johnson decided with a total of 13 attempts, Kurashev was one of those who failed.