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Blues vs Stars: Game 3 Preview

Blues vs Stars; Game 3 

Series: Tied 1-1

Location: American Airlines Center

Time: 8 p.m. ET; NBCSN; live stream,  SN, TVAS


The Dallas Stars will host the St. Louis Blues on Monday night with the series is tied, 1-1. Dallas will have their first home game of the second round against the best road team in the playoffs. So far the Blues are undefeated (3-0) on the road. The last series against the Winnipeg Jets, they won all three road games by a single goal.  


The Blues won 3-2 in Game 1 and loss 4-2 in Game 2. This has been an exciting series that could go to Game 7. The Blues hope to take a 2-1 series lead and win their fourth consecutive road game. Head coach Craig Berube will change his lineup tonight. He has moved Jaden Schwartz up to the first line. Schenn will move back to the second line with center Oskar Sundqvist and David Perron on right-wing. Robert Bortuzzo will fill in for Joel Edmundson. Calder Trophy nominee, Jordan Binnington will start in net tonight.

Dallas Stars

Dallas plans to be strong a defense and depend on Vezina nominated netminder, Ben Bishop. Bishop, 32, had been one of the hottest goaltenders in the NHL. His hot streak led him to become a candidate for the Vezina Trophy (top goaltender). In the playoffs, Bishop is 5-3 with 2.05 GAA and.938 save%. The Stars allowed 2.1 goals per game and killed 95.5% of their opponent power plays in the playoffs. The defensive game kept the Stars in every game.

 On offense, the Stars are average three goals per game. It leads them by their first line Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov. In the first round against the Nashville Predators. In Games 1 and 2, they struggled to put the puck in the back of the net. During Saturday’s game, the line did not record a shot in the first 40 minutes. Luckily the second line with  Jason Dickinson, Roope Hintz and Mats Zuccarello stepped up to the plate when needed.  In the past five games, the linemates combined for 12 points (five goals, seven assists).


Tonight’s game will be a close one. The fans at American Airlines Center will be really excited to witness the Stars first home game of the second-round. The Blues impressive away record could pose a problem, but the Stars will win tonight’s only NHL game.

3-1 Stars


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