One of the wildest playoff races in NHL history continues tonight, as the Dallas Stars (89 points in 77 games played, first place Pacific Division, No. 3 seed in the Western Conference) battles a Vancouver team trying capture the No. 1 overall seed in the West, while trying to keep three rival Pacific teams at bay.
While Dallas battles the Canucks (the Stars are 2-1 against Vancouver this season, but lost their most recent match-up in Dallas 2-1), they'll try and hold off the Phoenix Coyotes (idle, 89 points in 78 games, second place Pacific Division, No. 7 seed in the Western Conference), Los Angeles Kings (at Edmonton Friday, 88 points in 77 games, third place Pacific Division, No. 8 seed in the Western Conference) and the San Jose Sharks (idle, 88 points in 78 games, fourth place Pacific Division, ninth place in Western Conference).
Got all that? With a Dallas win and a L.A. loss in regulation, the Stars could open up a two point lead in the insanely close Pacific Division race with just a handful of games remaining.
Date / Time: Friday, March 30, 9 p.m. CT
Location: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
TV: NBC Sports, TSN, Fox Sports SW
Radio: Stars Radio Network
Line: Vancouver -153