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Stars Game Plan

From Eric Duhatschek at the Globe & Mail,

“The bottom line is, we need to skate and handle the puck more. Our best defence against them is when we have the puck. Last game, we didn’t do enough of that.”

Stars’ coach Dave Tippett hinted there could be line-up changes. Stu Barnes, out since the middle of the last round with concussion-like symptoms, could be closer to playing. Also, the Stars could make a switch on the blue line, and replace Fistric with fellow rookie Matt Niskanen.

Of greater concern to Tippett was the Stars’ work in the face-off circle, where the Red Wings dominated the opener. All teams want to start with the puck, but it’s even more critical against a puck-possession team such as Detroit. Once they have, they rarely give it back.

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