Gameday: Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild (7:00 PM CDT)

Stars resting some more players tonight, need a point to clinch first wild card in standings.

Gameday: Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild
Location: American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)
Puck Drop: 7:00 PM CDT
Radio: 1310 AM / 96.7 FM The Ticket
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With Dallas needing one point to solidify their standings as first Wild Card out West, a few guys will come out of the lineup to give them rest while others that rested last night and didn’t travel for the team’s game versus the Chicago Blackhawks will draw back in. (Don’t worry, they didn’t miss much....)

Here is the expected lineup per head coach Jim Montgomery at his availability to the media prior to puck drop tonight:

Jason Dickinson - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov
Jamie Benn - Roope Hintz - Tyler Pitlick
Andrew Cogliano - Radek Faksa - Blake Comeau
Mattias Janmark - Justin Dowling - Jason Spezza

Esa Lindell - John Klingberg
Miro Heiskanen - Roman Polak
Jamie Oleksiak - Taylor Fedun

Ben Bishop gets the start after being injured last week. Landon Bow will backup with Antoin Khudobin getting the night off to rest. Ben Lovejoy joins him in the “resting” category on defense. Valeri Nichushkin is still sick so isn’t an option tonight. Mats Zuccarello is being kept out as a precaution. Montgomery said he felt really good after his game at home Tuesday night, but that he didn’t think Zuccarello needed any time to be “in a rhythm” before the playoffs start next week.