The Stars and Canucks will meet for the third of four games this season Thursday in Dallas, with the Stars enjoying a 2-0 lead in the season series (outscoring the Canucks 8-4), and hoping their hot streak continues (Dallas is 7-2-1 in their last ten) to keep their Pacific rivals at bay in the NHL playoff race.
The Stars allowed Phoenix to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the third period before finally shutting out the Coyotes in a 4-3 shootout win Tuesday. That extra point for Phoenix kept the Pacific Division battle perilously close - Dallas has 85 points, ahead of L.A. (84), Phoenix (84) and San Jose (82). The difference between first and second place in the division is a No. 3 seed and a No. 8 seed.
Date / Time: Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. CT
Location: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Radio: Stars Radio Network
Line: Vancouver (-119)