Tonight is a very critical night in the playoff chase as the Stars have a chance to claim 8th Place all by themselves with both the Flames & Kings having the night off tonight and to gain ground on the Phoenix Coyotes who helped them out after coming back from 2-0 down and fighting off a desperate Flames in OT after Calgary scored to tie the game with 1:48 left in the 3rd period by Olli Jokinen to save the Flames last night.
The Stars will look to win their 1st game on the 2nd night of a back-to-back all season and against another team in the Minnesota Wild who sit in 12th Place (27-24-9) and are just 3 points back of CGY, DAL & LA & can make this race even tighter by over taking the Colorado Avalanche who are playing the Columbus Blue Jackets who are currently the worst team in the league and are well on their way to having the #1 Overall Draft Pick this summer. So that makes tonight's Stars Game VS. Minnesota even more important tonight to get away from the playoff chase and to get further into the playoff race this season.
So the Poll question is simple, can the Stars end their 3 year Stanley Cup Playoff Drought and get back to the Playoffs this year? I want to hear from you with your comments & Votes on your thoughts on the Stars as they enter the final 21 games of the regular season which will wrap up on April 7 against the St. Louis Blues.
Here's a look at the next 5 games for the Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames & Los Angeles Kings as the battle for the playoffs heats up at the end of February.
2/24: VS. Minnesota Wild 7:30 PM
2/26: VS. Vancouver Canucks 2:00 PM
2/29: VS. Pittsburgh Penguins 6:30 PM
3/2: @ Edmonton Oilers 8:30 PM
3/4: @ Calgary Flames 5:00 PM
Los Angeles Kings
2/25: VS. Chicago Blackhawks 7:00 PM
2/27: @ Nashville Predators 7:00 PM
2/28: VS. Minnesota Wild 6:30 PM
3/3: VS. Anaheim Ducks 9:30 PM
3/6: @ Nashville Predators 7:00 PM
2/25: VS. Philadelphia Flyers 9:00 PM
2/27: VS. St. Louis Blues 8:00 PM
3/1: VS. @ Phoenix Coyotes 8:00 PM
3/2: @ Anaheim Ducks 9:00 PM
3/4: VS. Dallas Stars 5:00 PM