Before I list to my predictions for this game I will break down some keys to this game.
Key #1 Eliminate Jeff Carter’s Playmaking ability
Jeff Carter has the ability to be a playmaker at center. Dallas has to eliminate his ability to make plays at center.
Key #2 Double Team Rick Nash
Rick Nash is the Blue Jackets best player. The best way Dallas can defeat Columbus is by placing 2 players on Rick Nash. Double teaming Nash will limit his ability to produce in Saturday’s contest.
Key #3 Continue to be the Aggressive Team
Dallas has outhit their opponents in every game this season. The Dallas Stars are 21 for 23 when killing penalties this season. Dallas has to continue to be the aggressive team this season.
Prediction Dallas Stars 3 Columbus Blue Jackets 1