I’m shocked that the Stars couldn’t get a runway de iced for them to take off tonight from Dallas. The Dallas Stars are making a one day roadtrip out to Nashville to take on the Predators tonight.
According to The Athletic Dallas Stars beat reporter Saad Yousuf, the Stars will fly out at 2:30 Central Time and travel to Bridgestone Arena when they land.
This game will be a lot tougher than Winnipeg was last night. Nashville is playing some of their best hockey right now and the Stars can’t afford to lose to them. This is the last game in this crucial eight divisional game stretch out of All Star Weekend. Here are what the Stars need to do in Nashville tonight if they want to steal two points on the road.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators: 3. Give them no mercy
Last night, it took the Stars a bit to get going on the offensive side of the puck. That cant happen tonight as Nashville isn’t going to wait for Dallas to make the first move. They are right above the Stars in the standings and also in contention for a playoff spot as well.
I was surprised that the minutemen didn’t start the game for Dallas last night. If Bowness wants to stay in the playoff race, they have to start that line against Nashville.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators: 2. Keep play Oettinger
The only reason we were able to stay in the game against Winnipeg last night as due to Jake Oettinger’s goaltending. He is the main reason why the Stars have won a majority of these divisional games out of the All Star Break.
Bowness was smart to start Oettinger after the loss to the last place Coyotes Sunday. It’s always good to use the good luck charm until the good luck goes out. Why not keep Oettinger in net for awhile to see if he is ready to be the main goaltender for Dallas next season.
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators: 1. Power Play goals not power outages
I’m not making a joke about power outages during a winter storm in Texas. It’s what my friend calls it when the Stars fail to convert on a power play opportunity. They have the offensive fire power to convert on these opportunities, but the coaching staff can’t seem to get them going.
The Stars got a bunch of extra man opportunities in the game last night which is great. The only issue was that they couldn’t convert on any of the opportunities especially during that 4 minute minor for high sticking. Those are opportunities that the Stars can’t afford to miss in Nashville.
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