Previewing the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars First-Round Matchup

The Vegas Golden Knights are seeing a familiar foe in the Dallas Stars. Here are the three biggest storylines in the upcoming series.
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3. How to Attack the Dallas Stars

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On the note of Pete DeBoer, his teams are known for pushing the puck up the ice and generating shots (11th-most in the NHL with 2,587). The former Vegas Golden Knights head coach is big on maximizing scoring opportunities, which Vegas will face again. It's on the Golden Knights to establish the forecheck and generate turnovers at every turn.

It's also on Adin Hill to return to early-season form for the Golden Knights if he gets the nod. The Dallas Stars have one of the deepest forward groups in the NHL, led by Jason Robertson, Wyatt Johnston, and Roope Hintz. The Golden Knights must go toe-to-toe with Dallas on every line, battling for the puck and staying in the offensive zone. Otherwise, DeBoer will get the last laugh.