Stars, Playoffs and the Central Division

Stars, Playoffs and the Central Division

Lauren Lents, Staff Writer

The Dallas Stars have put up a disappointing stretch of games. They have lost 10 out of their last 11 games.

Prior to the last three weeks they were predicted to glide in, as a result of their consistently terrible game play, they have a minuscule (at best) chance of even clinching the wildcard spot.

Before the month of March began, Dallas had pushed ahead of the St. Louis Blues, merely beating them out of the third place standing. For a while, they remained neck and neck, each time pushing slightly ahead of the other.  

However, the race began to wind down when the Blues and the Stars started losing at the same rate, allowing the Colorado Avalanche to slip past both teams.

As of today, the Avalanche remain in fourth place. Quietly sneaking up in front were the Winnipeg Jets. They have now taken over the second place spot; however, they remain a lengthy distance away from first, which is currently occupied by the Nashville Predators. The Preds have remained in first for most of the season and will undoubtedly remain there for the rest of the season.

The biggest upset of the season will go to the Chicago Blackhawks. In the past they have been dominating the league and during the 2017-18 season, they have not been able to find their footing. They will most likely stay in last place.