One win in the last 10 games. That’s where the Dallas Stars find themselves after losing two games against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only did they lose both games, the Stars didn’t manage to score a goal in the series.
Currently Dallas sits last in the Central Division with 16 points. They do have games in hand against every team in the division so there will be time to do some making up. That being said, they better start making their move soon if that is going to happen.
They have their chance tonight to get back on the winning track as they welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to the American Airlines Center. Before their win against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night, the Blue Jackets had lost five in a row and currently sit on the outside of the playoff race.
Potential Dallas Lines
Jason Robertson (21) - Roope Hintz (24) - Denis Gurianov (34)
Jamie Benn (14) - Jason Dickinson (18) - Joe Pavelski (16)
Andrew Cogliano (11) - Radek Faksa (12) - Blake Comeau (15)
Ty Dellandrea (10) - Justin Dowling (37) - Nicholas Caamano (17)
Esa Lindell (23) - John Klingberg (3)
Jamie Oleksiak (2) - Miro Heiskanen (4)
Joel Hanley (44) - Mark Pysyk (13)
Anton Khudobin (35)
Jake Oettinger (29)
This is the second series between Dallas and Columbus. The first came in Ohio with the teams splitting the two games. Dallas won the first meeting 6-3, while Columbus took the second 4-3.
Cam Atkinson leads the team in goals and points. With 10 goals, Atkinson is the only player on Columbus with double-digit goals. The Jackets still have other weapons to watch out for: Patrik Laine, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Jack Roslovic are all among the top scorers on the team.
Potential Columbus Lines
Patrik Laine (29) - Jack Roslovic (96) - Cam Atkinson (13)
Nick Foligno (71) - Boone Jenner (38) - Oliver Bjorkstrand (28)
Max Domi (16) - Alexandre Texier (42) - Emil Bemstrom (52)
Eric Robinson (50) - Riley Nash (20) - Kevin Strenlund (11)
Zachary Werenski (8) - Seth Jones (3)
Gabriel Carlsson (53) - David Savard (58)
Vladislav Gavrikov (44) - Michael Del Zotto (15)
Joonas Korpisalo (70)
Vieni Vehvilainen (35)
Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. CST tonight.