St. Louis visits Dallas with 2-1 series lead
St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Dallas Stars (43-32-7, fourth in the Central Division during the regular season)
Dallas; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: St. Louis leads series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference second round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the eighth time this season. The Blues won the last meeting 4-3.
The Stars are 24-14-3 at home. Dallas has given up 41 power-play goals, killing 82.8 percent of opponent opportunities.
The Blues are 12-9-5 against opponents in the Central Division. St. Louis has allowed 43 power-play goals, killing 81.5 percent of opponent chances.
Ryan O’Reilly leads the Blues with a plus-22 in 82 games played this season. Jaden Schwartz has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Blues: Averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
Stars: Averaging 3.0 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
Stars Injuries: Jamie Oleksiak: day to day (lower body).
Blues Injuries: Sammy Blais: out (undisclosed).