After splitting games 1 & 2 at the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Stars travel up to Seattle for games 3 & 4 against the Kraken. The Stars seem to have found their game again and could have the Kraken on the brink of elimination by the time they return home this coming Thursday.
However, the Stars can’t walk into Climate Pledge Arena and think they have it in the bag after their two straight victories in March against them. This is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and anything can happen. We’ve seen the defending Stanley Cup Champions have issues there in the first round of the playoffs. Stars must come into this game with a focused mind and be prepared for a rowdy crowd. Let’s look at the three keys of game 3 against the Kraken tonight.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Preview: 3. Jason Robertson has got to get going
The Stars really need Jason Robertson to get back to scoring in the playoffs. After having such a huge regular season, Robertson seems to have gone AWOL in the playoffs. I don’t know what is going through his mind right now. I know some players do run into scoring droughts in the playoffs. I would hate to see Pete DeBoer have to reassemble Pavelski and Sons to get going again.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Preview: 2. Play defense the way they did in game 2
The Stars really didn’t tweak much of their defensive game plan for game 2 on Thursday night. They forced the Seattle Kraken to make bad passes which caused turnovers for scoring chances. The Stars just need to continue what they did in game 2 on defense for tonight and game 3. If they don’t do what they did in game 2 tonight, we could be coming back up here for game 6.
Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Preview: 1. Let’s do what Edmonton did to Vegas
If you didn’t see what Edmonton did to Vegas last night, they had a 4-0 lead after the first period. The Stars need to come out of the gate tonight and do that to Seattle. It’s the fastest way to take their home crowd and team out of it. I think the Stars would really like to have this series wrapped up by Thursday at the earliest. If the Stars can just do these three things, it will have been a successful road trip up north.
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