Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche
Thursday April 7, 7.30PM CT
Here we are now, the climax of the season and we've reached the true must-win games. With three games left, the Dallas Stars (40-28-11, 91 points) play host to the Colorado Avalanche (29-42-8, 66 points) tonight before traveling to Colorado to play the Avalanche at their home tomorrow. A fierce rival back in the '90s, the Avalanche have fallen on hard times but have had the Stars number this year and have a chance to spoil their season.
Dallas currently sits in the tenth spot in the West, four points behind both Anaheim and Chicago. Dallas has one game in hand on both teams and sports a much easier schedule. Anaheim must play the Los Angeles Kings twice while Chicago must play the Detroit Red Wings twice. In order to even have a chance to make the playoffs, the Stars will need either the Ducks or the Blackhawks to lose both of their games so start rooting for the Red Wings and the Kings.