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  1. #1
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    NHL Playoff Series Discussion: St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars



    ~VS~




    Home Ice: American Airlines Center, Dallas TX

    Game 1: Friday, April 29 8 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas NBCSN, TVA Sports

    Game 2: Sunday, May 1 3 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas NBC, TVA Sports

    Game 3: Tuesday, May 3 8 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis USA, TVA Sports

    Game 4: Thursday, May 5 8 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis NBCSN, TVA Sports

    Game 5 (If Necessary): *Saturday, May 7 TBD St. Louis at Dallas TBD

    Game 6 (If Necessary): *Monday, May 9 TBD Dallas at St. Louis TBD

    Game 7 (If Necessary): *Wednesday, May 11 TBD St. Louis at Dallas TBD
    all times listed in ET

    2015/16 Stat Leaders


    Goals

    ~VS~


    4-Vladimir Tarasenko, RW #91
    4-Jamie Benn, LW #14

    Assists

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    5-Alex Pietrangelo, D #27
    6-Jamie Benn, LW #14

    Points

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    7-Jaden Schwartz, LW #19
    10-Jamie Benn, LW #14


    Plus/Minus

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    3-Patrik Berglund, C #21
    5-Kris Russell, D #3


    PIM

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    18-Jay Bouwmeester, D #19
    8-Antoine Roussel, LW #21


    Sv%

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    .929-Brian Elliott, G #11
    .911-Kari Lehtonen, G #32

    WILL WIN IF

    Stars: Dallas can clean up some of the issues that came up in the first round, the two biggest being slow starts and blown leads.

    The Stars started slowly most notably Game 5, when the Wild took a 2-0 lead in a game they won 5-4 in overtime. The Stars started much better in Game 6, building a 4-0 lead, but they had to hold on for a 5-4 win to clinch the series.

    Blown leads were a huge issue for the Stars last season and a big reason they missed the playoffs.

    Blues: St. Louis can expose Dallas' defense and uncertainty of who will play in goal.

    The Blues have balanced offense and were able to expose Chicago's defense while forcing defensemen Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Niklas Hjalmarsson to play heavy minutes.

    The Blues like to wear down the defense with an aggressive forecheck that forces turnovers.

    St. Louis averaged 2.71 goals per game against the Blackhawks, but there is the opportunity to increase those numbers against the Stars. Twelve Blues scored in the first round.

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  2. #2
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    The Blues have balanced offense and were able to expose Chicago's defense while forcing defensemen Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Niklas Hjalmarsson to play heavy minutes.

    The Blues like to wear down the defense with an aggressive forecheck that forces turnovers.

    That seems to be the case in this series. Dallas is having a problem with that. I'm not happy with Lehtonen or Niemi either. The turnovers and the penalties have to stop.

  3. #3
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    Hats off to Ken Hitchock and staff. They did a nice coaching job to beat Dallas. On a different note......I have no use for either Niemi or Lehtonen. It's time to go shopping for a goalie.

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