The Dallas Stars welcome the Minnesota Wild to town on Thursday night to wrap up the season series. The Stars are still right behind Nashville for that first wildcard spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Stars might be a tad tired after that exhilarating game Tuesday night vs the Lightning. Hopefully they get some rest on Wednesday and come out swinging Thursday night. Here are the keys to the game if the Stars look to beat the Minnesota Wild one last time this season.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Preview: 3. Silence Kaprizov
Stars will have the distinguished honor of guarding one of the top young players in the league tonight. Krill Kaprizov is not going to give Scott Wedgewood or Jake Oettinger a night off tonight. Stars need to double team him as much as possible in their zone tonight. I don’t care if the Stars allow someone else on his line to be wide open, I just don’t want him touching the puck tonight.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Preview: 2. Keep playing Wedgewall
Wedgewood has been stellar for the Dallas Stars since coming over from the Arizona Coyotes. In two of his starts for the Stars, he was posted shutouts. Allow Oettinger to keep resting for a bit longer since we will need him in the playoffs. While Wedgewood might not get a shutout against the Wild, might as well ride the momentum from Tuesday’s big win.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Preview: 1. Keep attacking the opposing goaltender
Luke Glendening might end up getting a goal tonight if he keeps pestering the opposing goaltender. I don’t know who is starting tonight yet, but it will probably be Marc-Andre Fleury. The Stars need to follow what Glendening did and keep firing the puck at the net. Might have taken a couple periods to get a goal on Tuesday night, but the Stars need to continue that tonight against the Wild.
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