Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger didn't make it to the third period of the team's Game 6 loss against the Seattle Kraken. Less than halfway into Dallas' 6-3 defeat Saturday, Stars coach Pete DeBoer pulled Oettinger and replaced him with backup goalie Scott Wedgewood.

When the Kraken took a 4-1 lead over the Stars in the second period of Game 6, DeBoer decided that Jake Oettinger's night was finished. The Stars coach considered Dallas' deficit and a potential Game 7 when sending his starting goalie to the bench. Oettinger saved 14 of Seattle's 18 shot attempts in just under 25 minutes.

“We didn't give him any help and this is a grind,” DeBoer said after Game 6. “At that point we're looking for a spark for the team, looking down the road to make sure Jake's got energy, the fresher goalie for Game 7, all those things come into play.”

The Stars-Kraken series shifts back to Dallas for Game 7 Monday night, giving Oettinger 48 hours to rest up for the deciding contest. The winner will advance to the Western Conference Finals of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Oettinger also struggled mightily in the Stars' Game 3 loss. The 24-year-old surrendered five goals on 17 shot attempts before being pulled for the start of the third period. The Kraken beat the Stars 7-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. Dallas outscored Seattle 11-5 over the next two games.

In three home games against Seattle, Oettinger has a .911 save percentage. On the road in the series, his save percentage plummets to .778.

During the regular season, Oettinger was tied for sixth in the NHL with a .919 save percentage.