Predators take 2-1 lead into game 4 against the Stars
Dallas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Nashville leads series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators visit the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference first round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the ninth time this season. The Predators won the last meeting 3-2.
The Stars are 14-10-2 against division opponents. Dallas has converted on 21 percent of power-play opportunities, recording 45 power-play goals.
The Predators are 27-21-2 in Western Conference play. Nashville has converted on 12.9 percent of power-play opportunities, scoring 33 power-play goals.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 7-3-0, averaging two goals, four assists, four penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
Stars: 6-2-2, averaging three goals, five assists, three penalties and six penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .928 save percentage.
Stars Injuries: None listed.