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Playoff picture: Stars ‘need to have the win and that’s it’

Apr 23, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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If the Dallas Stars win the last three games of their season, they have a 95.3% chance of making the playoffs, according to Sports Club Stats.

If they go 2-0-1, their chances fall to 49.3%.

Anything less and they’re pretty much done.

Tonight in San Jose (on NBCSN!), the Stars play the first of their three final games when they take on a Sharks side that’s 16-2-5 at home.

Thursday, Dallas hosts eighth-place Columbus in what could be a huge game.

Saturday, ninth-place Detroit is in town for what could be an enormous game.

But first, the Sharks.

“I expect the win, nothing else,” said Dallas forward Antoine Roussel, per Stars Inside Edge. “We need to have the win and that’s it.”

Even if the Stars fall short, their effort has been admirable, especially after Brenden Morrow, Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy were traded.

Since the April 3 deadline, Dallas is 6-3-1 — a good record, and one achieved playing an entertaining brand of hockey with no shortage of goals.

  1. tfaltin - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    What more could a hockey fan want? Win and you’re in. Two of the last three games against the two teams you’re going neck and neck with? It’s going to be must-watch entertainment. They don’t have to worry about another team playing a spoiler, it’s on their sticks. Time to step up, Benn, Eriksson.

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      Would be a good win, hope sharks win tho 😉

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      Should be a good win, hope sharks win tho 😉

  2. rodeoclowndc - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    After CBJ took a dump in the Shark Tank, it would be a good night for the Fins to have their revenge… and help us out in the process.

    Go Sharks!

    • einjzmolf - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      Tons of respect for the sharks over the past few years. Always some exciting hockey in the tank, especially when the stars come into town. Gonna miss our little psuedo ‘rivalry’. You’re gonna have to get through our big fin first, fins. Good luck to the Sharks :)

      Go Stars! (yes, i’m one of the ‘ten stars fans’ for whichever douche said that a few days ago)

      • mattryannolan - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        Heck yes. Glad to see some Stars fans on here. Time to step up for the Stars what a great way to finish the season!

  3. dumbassgreg - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    stupid nhl points system. should be in 8th. have more regulation wins then detriot tied with columbus one less game. only the braindead shootout.has them ahead. little gary kevin lowe,jeremy jacobs ed snider the other small minds everyone gets a ribbon just for showing up crowd. .lmao

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