This worked well for Game 3 even though the Stars lost so here are four suggestions ahead of Game 4.
1) Bring Back Pitlick
… unless there was an injury situation, he should have never been scratched in the first place. Sub him in place of Val Nichushkin for Game 4.
2) Leave Spezza Alone
… Spezza was great in Game 3. Jim Montgomery called it one of his best games of the season. He is perfect for the role of faceoff and power play specialist. Leave him in the lineup for Game 4.
3) Move Dickinson Back Into the Top-6
… Justin Dowling has no business playing on the top two lines. Shift Dickinson back into the top-6 for Game 4.
4) Get to 3
… The Stars have scored three goals in a game only once this series in a game 1 victory. Need to get to three goals again tonight to increase their odds of evening this series.
Brian Roe is the founder and head writer of The Roe Report. He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars and has been a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, NHL Intel, and more. Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.