This game is sure to be tight, as two teams with outstanding defense clash tonight. The Dallas Stars enter this game ranked 10th in the NHL with a record of 30-18-4. The Stars are on a hot streak, going 6-4 in their last 10 games. Dallas has been perfectly fine on the road this season, going 14-10-2 so far. The NY Islanders rank 9th in the NHL with a record of 29-15-6. NY has a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. The Islanders have a home record of 15-7-4, among the best in the NHL. This game is going to be fun as any team can win it here tonight.
Dallas Stars Search For Road SuccessThe Dallas Stars are ranked 19th in the NHL in goals scored per game when away from home. The Stars need Jamie Benn to start stepping up and producing as he has over the past few years. Benn has amassed 27 points so far this season, much lower than before. Dallas needs Jamie Benn to wake up as the Stars are primed for a playoff run.
The Stars are ranked 8th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on the road. Ben Bishop has been great this season, being the sole reason the Stars have been doing so well as of late. Bishop has been keeping his angles small and rebounds close and will need to do so here tonight to take down the home team.
NY Islanders Try to Mount Momentum
The NY Islanders rank 17th in the NHL in goals scored per game when at home with 3.19 on average. Brock Nelson has been on fire this year, racking up 21 goals and 19 assists this year. Nelson has scored a lot of goals by getting physical in front of the net. The Islanders and Nelson will need to bring everything to beat the Stars here tonight.
NY has a defense ranked 10th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on home ice. The Islanders will look towards Semyon Varlamov to be a stone wall in this game. Varlamov has been solid all year but will need to work on his blocker to start winning more games and cutting down on goals allowed. Look for the Islanders to get physical and help out their goalie in this game.
- Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Islanders are 14-4 in their last 18 vs. Central.
- Stars are 3-8 in their last 11 games as a road favorite.
- Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite.