The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators are set to clash in what promises to be an exciting Stanley Cup Playoffs series. Who will come out on top?
The Dallas Stars take on the Nashville Predators in an exciting matchup between two of the best teams in the NHL. The Stars have been one of the top teams in the Western Conference all season, and they will be looking to keep their momentum going against a tough Predators team. This should be a great game between two talented squads.
1) A preview of the upcoming Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators game, highlighting key players and matchups to watch out for.
2) How the Stars have been preparing for the game, including any special strategies or game plans they may have.
The Dallas Stars are set to take on the Nashville Predators in a must-win game for both teams. The Stars are currently third in the Central Division with a record of 32-22-8, while the Predators are just behind them in fourth place with a record of 31-24-8. These two teams have already met four times this season, with each team winning two games.
The most recent matchup between these two teams was on February 23rd, where the Stars won 5-2. That game saw Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov each score a goal and an assist, while Ben Bishop made 27 saves in net for Dallas. For Nashville, Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson each scored a goal. Pekka Rinne made 23 saves in net but ultimately came up short against a strong Stars team.
In that previous matchup, and indeed throughout this season so far, special attention will need to be paid to Seguin and Radulov by the Nashville defense. Both players are among the league leaders in points this season, with Seguin tallied 62 (29 goals and 33 assists) through 62 games played and Radulov not far behind him with 58 (23 goals and 35 assists) through 60 games played. If Nashville can contain these two high-powered forwards then they will give themselves a good chance to win this crucial contest against their division rivals.
3) A recap of the last Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators game, with analysis of what went well and what could have been better.
The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators faced off in an exciting game last night, with the Stars coming out on top by a score of 4-2. The game was close throughout, with neither team able to pull away for a comfortable lead. Ultimately, it was the Stars’ offense that proved to be the difference maker, as they were able to find the back of the net four times while Nashville could only muster two goals.
There were a lot of things that went well for Dallas in this game. Their offense was clicking on all cylinders, as they generated a ton of scoring chances and capitalized on several of them. Defensively, they did a good job of limiting Nashville’s chances and giving their goalie some help when he needed it. Additionally, their special teams were excellent, as they killed off all five Predator power plays and scored a shorthanded goal themselves.
However, there are still some areas that need improvement. The Stars gave up too many odd-man rushes and allowed Nashville to control possession for long stretches of the game. They also took too many penalties (six) which put them at a disadvantage for much of the contest. If they can clean up these areas moving forward, they should be in good shape going into the playoffs.
4) 5 reasons why the Dallas Stars will win against the Nashville Predators (or 5 reasons why the Nashville Predators will win against the Dallas Stars).
- The Stars have a better record than the Predators this season.
- The Stars have home-ice advantage in the series.
- The Stars have beaten the Predators in all three of their meetings this season.
- Dallas has a more potent offense, averaging 3 goals per game compared to Nashville’s 2.6 goals per game.
- Goalie Ben Bishop has been stellar for Dallas this season, posting a .934 save percentage and 2 shutouts in his last 10 starts heading into the playoffs.
5) An in-depth look at how both teams have fared so far this season, and what to expect from them in this matchup.
The Dallas Cowboys have been one of the most consistent teams in the NFL this season. They currently boast an 8-1 record and are coming off a dominant win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys offense is led by quarterback Dak Prescott, who has been sensational in his rookie season. Prescott has thrown for 2,835 yards and 21 touchdowns so far this year, while also adding 161 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. The Cowboy’s leading receiver is Dez Bryant, who has caught 50 passes for 796 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Dallas defense has been very good as well, allowing just 18 points per game (2nd best in the NFL).
The Pittsburgh Steelers have also been one of the top teams in the NFL this season with a 7-2 record. They are coming off a tough loss to division rival Baltimore Ravens, but they will look to get back on track against Dallas. The Steelers offense is led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has thrown for 2,636 yards and 17 touchdowns so far this year. Pittsburgh’s leading receiver is Antonio Brown, who has caught 57 passes for 771 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Steelers defense has been solid as well this season; however they will be without their star linebacker Ryan Shazier due to injury (he’s out for the year).
This should be a great matchup between two of the best teams in the NFL right now. Both offenses are explosive and can put up points quickly; however, it will be interesting to see howDallas’s top-ranked defense fares against Pittsburgh’s high-powered offense. I expect both teams to put up a lot of points in what should be a close game; However ultimately I believe that Dak Prescott and company will come out on top 34-28 over Big Ben and co.
6) Predictions for who will come out on top
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees are both predicted to come out on top in their respective divisions. The Houston Astros are also predicted to win their division, while the Cleveland Indians are expected to finish in second place. In the National League, the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are both expected to make the playoffs, with the Cubs winning the division and the Giants finishing in second place.