A familiar face is making his return to the AAC tonight. Former Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness will be behind the bench as the Dallas Stars take on the Winnipeg Jets. I’m sure it will be emotional for him returning to Dallas. The Stars and the Jets are currently tied in the season series. The Jets will more than likely come out swinging after losing to the Minnesota Wild 6-1. Here are the three keys to the game for the Stars to ruin Bowness’s return to Dallas.
Dallas Stars vs Winnipeg Jets Preview: 3. Get Jason Robertson the puck
Robertson has been a dominating force through the first quarter of the NHL season. He is currently tied with Connor McDavid for the most goals in the NHL. He’s also trying to break Dave Gagner’s point streak record tonight. With the way that he’ kept getting shots on the Blackhawks Wednesday, I wouldn’t be surprised if he broke the record tonight. The Stars have just got to keep incorporating him in the offense. Let’s see what he does tonight on offense.
Dallas Stars vs Winnipeg Jets Preview: 2. Let’s not have to do that again
While coming back from a three goal deficit was fun and exciting on Wednesday, let’s not do it again. The Stars have got to be aggressive from the opening puck drop. They have set the tone early this season in previous games by building a huge lead. Pete DeBoer has got to preach that as the season moves along. The defense has to play light years better than they did Wednesday.
Dallas Stars vs Winnipeg Jets Preview: 1. Give him a huge ovation
This will be Rick Bowness’s first trip back to Dallas after stepping down as head coach of the Stars this past offseason. He came down with Covid 19 and couldn’t be here for the first home matchup of the season. I know many of you didn’t like his style of coaching. He still deserves an ovation for all that he has done for this franchise in the few years as head coach. So if you attend the game on Friday, give him a nice cheer when they show the tribute video.
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