What to watch for in Stars-Kraken
Let's look at the film.
The Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken open their second-round playoff series on Tuesday night in Dallas.
Having watched both Stars-Wild and Kraken-Avalanche closely in the first round, I went back to my notes on Monday morning and pulled some film on things that stood out to me about both teams and should have in impact in this second-round series.
When Dallas has the puck at even strength
The Stars struggled at even strength for stretches in the Minnesota series, relying on the power play and Jake Oettinger to make up for that deficiency in the first five games of the series.
When the Stars were creating at even strength it came on the rush and Roope Hintz was up and running at maximum capacity against the Wild.
Much of the Stars offense when Hintz is on ice has been built on making area passes to where Hintz is going and then him doing the rest.
Here is a good example of it from Game 6.
Another thing that’s developed with the Stars in the playoffs is the impact of Evgenii Dadonov bombing down the wing, holding possession, and creating chances.
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