The Dallas Stars can take control over their season finisher series by dominating Match 3 Friday night in Minnesota.
After dropping Game 1, Dallas quickly returned Wednesday night.
Roope Hintz recorded his most memorable professional playoff hat trick in the 7-3 win.
The Stars know if they want to progress to the subsequent round; they have to win a match in St. Paul.
During the regular season, Dallas won almost 61% of its games from the American Airline Center.
Lead trainer Peter DeBoer is confident the Stars can proceed with that pattern.
"I think we’re built for the road. I think we’re a big, heavy, hard team. We start with the puck with face-offs a lot. We’re a disciplined team. You know, we’re 25th, 6th, 7th in penalty minutes this year. So, we don’t beat ourselves on the road. I think all those things play into it. Goaltending is obviously a huge part," he said.
Dallas will play in the future without forward Joe Pavelski. He's still in blackout convention after hitting his head on the ice in Game 1.
Face-off Friday night in Minnesota is set for just after 8:30 p.m.
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