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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2. The case against the Dallas Stars

Paul Cotter, Brayden McNabb
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars / Sam Hodde/GettyImages

The Vegas Golden Knights are 3-0 against the Dallas Stars this season. They're familiar with Stars coach Pete DeBoer and how he runs his team. The familiarity gives the Golden Knights a distinct advantage in the postseason, as proven last season.

Also, the goaltending has been average this season. The team GAA is 2.91 and the save percentage is .902, causing concerns for the Stars. With Jake Oettinger not feeling like himself this season, it's a good opportunity for the Golden Knights to strike early and often.

Take their December 9th match-up, where the Golden Knights scored three first-period goals. Vegas ended up destroying the Dallas Stars, 6-1, with six different goal-scorers. With the Golden Knights replenishing their lineup, they're a threat to score early and often against Dallas.