The Dallas Stars are down to their final two games of the season and they are both crucial games. They will wrap up their regular season schedule with back-to-back games against the St. Louis Blues. The Winnipeg Jets helped out the Stars last night as they took down the Minnesota Wild and gave the Stars home-ice advantage in the first round next week. They could help them out again taking down the Colorado Avalanche as well as the Avalanche needing to lose one of their last two games.
But the Central Division clinching scenario doesn’t matter if the Stars don’t take care of business on the road tonight and at home on Thursday. Stars need the four points if they even want a shot at clinching the Central Division. Let’s take a look at what the Stars need to do in order to beat the Blues tonight.
Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues Preview: 3. Attack early like the previous game
I know the St. Louis Blues have no motivation to even win this game as they are wanting the season to end. Let’s just get it done in the first period. The Stars were able to go out to a quick start against the Red Wings the other night and they ended up winning based on their strong start. Let’s just repeat that and give Jake Oettinger a nice rest in the third period again.
Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues Preview: 2. Stop Christian’s Big Brother
The Stars might recognize someone’s last name on the ice tonight. They will have to stop Christian Kyrou’s big brother Jordan tonight in order to win the game. He leads the Blues with 37 goals and 35 assists this season and might want to help out the Avalanche. Miro Heiskanen needs to shut him down tonight in order to give the Stars a shot at winning the game.
Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues Preview: 1. Otter gets a rest if this game gets way out of hand
The Stars need to rest Jake Oettinger once they get a four-goal lead tonight. I thought they could have pulled him out a bit earlier during the Red Wings but I was happy giving Wedgewood the third period. I want Oettinger to get some rest before the playoffs start next week. It will be interesting to see if Oettinger is your starting goaltender on Thursday. A game off can go a long way for a goaltender.
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