If you’ve ever been to a hockey game, you’ve probably seen fans throw something onto the ice. Whether it’s caps or different forms of aquatic life, the action can be quite common given the right conditions.
Usually, such acts are the signs of the celebration of the fans at home. But that was not the case at all Stars fans on Tuesday night.
Facing a 2-0 series deficit against Golden Knights in the Western Conference Final, Dallas entered Game 3 disappointed after dropping the first two games of the series in overtime. Tuesday’s game gave no rest; the Stars fell behind, 3-0, in the first period, then gave up another goal in the second.
At the end of the period, fans couldn’t wait until intermission to show their anger, slamming trash onto the ice causing the second period to end with 21 seconds left on the clock.
The 2nd period is almost over in Dallas as the ice needs a good cleaning. pic.twitter.com/yNmibxvmpA
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 24, 2023
It was an ugly scene, for sure, and the game didn’t improve from there for the Stars. Las Vegas finished things off with a 4-0 final score to take a commanding series lead and move one win away from a return to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Stars will look to extend their season in Game 4 on Thursday, and they will certainly be hoping for a little more support from their home fans if they make it to Game 5.