R1- Stars 🆚 Preds
It's a battle between two defensive powers. The Stars 5v5 offence was surprisingly weak, with a terrible shooting percentage. And Nashville's power play is very bad.
What have you done for me lately?
In the last 10 games of the season (right side), the Stars really improved their 5v5 chance generation, but the end results didn't come - their goals per 60 and shot percentage still near the bottom of the league. The good news is that all the underlying numbers look good heading into the playoffs.
In the Preds last 10 games (right side), the offensive numbers dipped but the defensive numbers rose.
Here's a look at the Preds numbers from last year (left) compared to this year (right). Last year's team posted better results.
Here's a look at what the Preds did in last years playoffs.