The Dallas Stars will visit Minnesota Wild on 18 April 2016, Monday for NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. The match will be kicked off at 8:30 PM ET. This is the first ever playoff game for Dallas star at Wild Home. Live Coverage will start from 8:30 PM ET on CNBC, Sportsnet & TVA.
Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild
Kick-off time: 8:30 p.m. ET | Game 3, Western Conference Round 1
Venue: Xcel Energy Center | St. Paul, Minnesota
Local: FS-N, FS-WI, FS-SW | Nat’l: CNBC, SN, TVAS2
Live stream at NBC Live Extra and Rogers GameCentre
Stars has ended their regular NHL season with 109 points in Central Divison while Wild finished their season with 87 points in Western Conference. This is the first time when both teams face each other in 2016 NHL. Dallas has won 5 games in regular season. Wild has entered to playoff through wild-card entry.
|April 14||Minnesota Wild||0–4||Dallas Stars||American Airlines Center|
|April 16||Minnesota Wild||1–2||Dallas Stars||American Airlines Center|
|April 18||Dallas Stars||8:30 p.m||Minnesota Wild||Xcel Energy Center||CNBC, SN, TVA|
|April 20||Dallas Stars||9:30 p.m||Minnesota Wild||Xcel Energy Center||NBCSN, SN360,TVA|
|April 22||Minnesota Wild||TBD||Dallas Stars||American Airlines Center|
|April 24||Dallas Stars||TBD||Minnesota Wild||Xcel Energy Center|
|April 26||Minnesota Wild||TBD||Dallas Stars||American Airlines Center|
Dallas has won the first two games with 4-0 and 2-1 with leading in the 7 games series by 2-0. Tyler Seguin are back in Game 2 but he is returned from the injury so he doesn’t has the old speed. But as he is playing more games he will show his speed in the upcoming games. Seguin was not able to match his teammates in all game. Kari Lehtonen will look to play the game after spending time in the nets. Dallas needs to return their power play to its regular season level.
The Wild has lost the game after coming very closely. If Antoine Roussel doesn’t miss the puck and Stars don’t waste time in the penalty then they may have got the Game 2. They’ll depend on Ryan Suter and Devan Dubnyk to give their forward players a chance.