The Stars are coming into Minnesota with almost the exact same record as the Wild. The difference being the Stars have a couple more overtime losses than the Wild and that is the point difference. However, the Stars are definitely a team that has been quietly moving around the NHL and picking up the wins here and there, but the wins have been quality wins for the team.
The Stars when playing on the road have only managed to score 2.74 goals a game on the year. When protecting the net the Stars have been giving up 2.80 goals per game on the road and that could easily spell disaster for the Stars on the season.
With the Wild the team has been playing decent hockey on the year, but just like in years past the offense is not showing up to provide the support that Devan Dubnyk needs to have. So this is going to be an issue for the Wild going forward on the season and definitely one they will need to work on because the Wild have had so many issues in the past in getting the wins because of the lack of offense.
When playing at home the Wild have been able to score 3 goals a game. The problem for the Wild is the fact the defense is not playing at the top level on the year as the Wild are giving up 2.82 goals a game when playing at home.