Pekka Rinne

NHL Western Conference semifinal preview

NHL Western Conference semifinal preview

WESTERN CONFERENCE

DALLAS STARS: 50-23-9, 109 points
ST LOUIS BLUES: 49-24-9, 107 points

How they got here: Dallas defeated Minnesota, 4-2. St. Louis defeated Chicago, 4-3;
Power play: Season — Stars 22.1% (5th); Blues 21.5% (6th). Playoffs —Stars 31.1% (9th); Blues 27.8% (4th).
Penalty killing: Season — Stars 82.3% (10th); Blues 85.1% (3rd). Playoffs — Stars 75% (12th); Blues 68.4% (15th).
Top scorers: Season — Stars, Jamie Benn 41-48—89; Blues, Vladimir Tarasenko 40-34—74. Playoffs — Stars,...

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