The Dallas Stars look to wrap up their Canada road trip with a huge win tonight against the really hot Vancouver Canucks. Recently, the Canucks just dropped a huge payload on the San Jose Sharks scoring 10 goals against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. Yes, I thought the NHL iPhone App was having a malfunction when I saw that score. Getting a clean sweep would be huge for the Stars. Let’s take a look at the three keys of tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Preview: 3. Keep the offense flowing
I can tell you tonight that the Stars are going to need that steady stream of offense tonight against the Canucks. You can’t afford to score one goal and coast to the end of the game and coast to the finish line. I hope Roope Hintz and Joe Pavelski bring that same chemistry that they did against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Every line will need to contribute on offense if the Stars want a clean sweep on their early-season Canada tour.
Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Preview: 2. Shut down Boeser, Miller, and Pettersson
The Stars have a huge task ahead of them tonight shutting down a three-headed monster in Brock Boeser, J.T. Miller, and Elias Pettersson. The Stars need to stay in position while helping out Jake Oettinger defend the net. They did a good job of shutting down Connor McDavid and Leon Draisitil the other night in Edmonton. They need to provide the same shutdown defense tonight if they want a shot at defeating a really good Vancouver Canucks team tonight.
Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Preview: 1. Defense all 60 minutes
There cannot be one second that you let your guard down against this Canucks team. The Stars had some defensive issues in the final ten minutes against the Edmonton Oilers allowing them to get back in the game. They need to be on their game and help out Jake Oettinger tonight defending the net. If the Stars can stay in position in their zone and protect the net tonight, The Stars could have a clean sweep over the three Canadian teams that they faced this week.