Scouting the playoff race: Dallas Stars

The front-runner in the Western Conference, the Dallas Stars are cranking it up. How do the Vegas Golden Knights stack up in a potential rematch?

Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars / Sam Hodde/GettyImages
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1. The case for the Dallas Stars

Evgenii Dadonov
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars / Sam Hodde/GettyImages

For one, the Dallas Stars are good in any venue. With a home record of 22-10-4 and an away record of 25-9-5, the Stars are adaptable in any environment. That makes for a Stanley Cup-contending team. That's especially true with Dallas rolling into the playoffs, currently on a seven-game winning streak.

There's also the scoring, with the Stars ranking second in the NHL in goals per game (3.64). When a team has balanced scoring, consisting of Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz, that makes them an automatic threat. In fact, the Dallas Stars have 11 players with double-digit goals this season. That'll provide a big test for the Vegas Golden Knights in a potential rematch.