Dallas Stars start Western Conference Finals

Dallas Stars start Western Conference Finals

The Dallas Stars are facing their toughest challenge of the postseason as they begin their Western Conference Finals against the Vegas Golden Knights in Nevada tonight.

Dallas has shown inconsistency throughout the playoffs, experiencing both significant victories and losses. They have lost by three or more points three times and won by three or more points four times.

Stars goalie Jake Oettinger, who performed exceptionally well in last year's playoffs, has been less reliable this year. He allowed five or more goals in all three second-round losses against the Seattle Kraken.

Roope Hintz has been a standout player for the Stars in the postseason, leading all remaining teams in points. He has accumulated nine goals and 10 assists in 13 games.

Jason Robertson, the team's top scorer in the regular season, has only scored two goals in the 13 playoff games so far. However, he has contributed with 10 assists.

Veteran Joe Pavelski has missed five games in the playoffs but has been highly productive in the eight games he played, scoring eight goals.

The Vegas Golden Knights pose a significant challenge for the Stars, being considered better than the teams Dallas has previously eliminated. Vegas recently eliminated the league's MVP and has lost only three games since the start of the playoffs.

The matchup between the Stars and Golden Knights in the 2020 Western Conference Finals adds an intriguing storyline, as Dallas coach Peter DeBoer was previously behind the Golden Knights' bench.

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