Stars, Predators tied 1-1 heading into game 3
Dallas; Monday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: series tied 1-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators are in a 1-1 series tie in the Western Conference first round.
The Stars are 24-14-3 at home. Dallas has allowed 41 power-play goals, killing 82.8 percent of opponent opportunities.
The Predators have gone 22-15-4 away from home. Nashville has scored 33 power-play goals, converting on 12.9 percent of chances. The teams meet Monday for the eighth time this season. The Predators won the last matchup 2-1 in overtime.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.8 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
Stars: 6-2-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.3 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.
Stars Injuries: None listed.
Predators Injuries: Brian Boyle: day to day (illness).