Dallas Stars (41-30-5, 87 pts) @ Edmonton Oilers (31-36-9, 71 pts)
8:30 PM CT, March 28, 2012
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tonight's game provides one thing for the Stars, a chance to get back on track. The loss to the Flames on Monday night was a big setback for the Stars in their playoff hopes. Calgary was supposed to be one of the last remaining easier games (though they were a desperate team) for the Stars in their final stretch of games, which is the toughest in the NHL. Instead of a win, Dallas was undone by costly turnovers and thoughtless penalties and found themselves on the wrong side of a 5-4 scoreline.
Tonight is the last of the "gimme" games for the Stars. The Oilers are one of the worst teams in the league and are dealing with injuries to significant players. If there was ever a crushing loss in a season, it would be if Dallas were to somehow lose tonight.
Dallas just needs to do one thing in this game, play smart. The Stars are a better t...