The Dallas Stars tied up the series at 2 as Jake Oettinger was “Ricky Bobby Otter” in game 4. Now the Stars return to Dallas to take on the Minnesota Wild on home ice tonight for game 5. The Stars can put the Minnesota Wild on the brink of elimination tonight with a win. This can be a monumental game where the Wild can put the Stars on the brink of elimination as well. They need all hands on deck to defend home ice and look to possibly eliminate the Wild in game 6 later this week.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Preview: 3. Get Jason Robertson involved
If the Stars are going to have any chance at beating the Wild tonight on home ice, Jason Robertson needs to get involved in the offense tonight. He has been absent since the Joe Pavelski hit in game 1. Either he’s afraid to make a mistake in the postseason or watching his teammate lay unconscious on the ice forced him to get into a turtle shell. They need Robertson to come out of that shell and be a huge factor in game 5 tonight.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Preview: 2. Defend home ice
The Stars have done a good job taking advantage of having home-ice advantage. Even though they lost game 1 in heartbreaking fashion, they responded well to the Stars crowd in game 2. We are so close to putting the Wild on the brink of elimination that they need to ride the momentum of the home crowd again tonight. Stars’ fans have done a good job of showing up and being loud as a Premier League Soccer Stadium. Stars just need to give them another show tonight.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Preview: 1. Don’t overcomplicate things
The Stars need to stick to their basic game plan tonight against the Wild. In game 1, it seemed like they were trying to be fancy on offense and make some highlight plays. Stars need to get back to the basics in game 5 because it’s worked for them in the past. You don’t need to be fancy with the puck to score goals. If you run a basic offense, you can create those highlight-worthy goals. If the Stars overcomplicate things, the Wild could be the ones up 3-2 in the series by the end of the night.
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