By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — The Vegas Golden Knights may have taken the first two games of the Western Conference series, but don’t count the Dallas Stars out just yet.
As the series shifts to Dallas, the Stars are ready to shine in front of their home crowd and claw their way back into the NHL Western Conference Finals.
With a 19-3-3 record following a loss with one day of rest, the Stars have shown their resilience, making Dallas a logical pick in this must win game.
The Golden Knights may have taken the first two games in Vegas, but the friendly confines of the American Airlines Center have not been kind to them in recent history. Vegas has struggled in Big D, going just 1-4 in their last five meetings in Dallas.
With the Stars desperate to avoid falling into a 3-0 hole, the home crowd will undoubtedly be a factor, giving Dallas an extra boost of energy and motivation.