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The Wraparound: Blues ‘feel confident’ on the road

The Stars' second line of Mats Zuccarello, Jason Dickinson and Roope Hintz helped to lead Dallas to a Game 2 win and look to keep their momentum for Game 3.

The Wraparound is your daily look at the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We’ll break down each day’s matchups with the all-important television and live streaming information included.

The St. Louis Blues will head to Dallas to take on the Stars on Monday night with the best-of-seven series tied, 1-1 (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN; live stream). The Stars have “stolen” home ice away from the Blues, but don’t expect that to bother them at all. St. Louis has been more than comfortable on the road this postseason.

In their first-round series against the Winnipeg, the Blues found a way to win all three games on the road. What’s even more impressive about that, is that all three away games ended up being decided by a single goal.

“I just think we get to our game right away — maybe we like playing on the road in front of other fans,” forward Patrick Maroon said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I just think bonding with the guys and being with the guys on the road makes it a lot different. I feel like we just establish our game right away. At home, I feel like we wait for them to come at us instead of dictating the play right away.

“I think on the road we try to dictate the play right off the bat. I don’t know why that happens. It’s a weird game like that. But we’re fully confident going into Dallas right now. Tied 1-1, we’re still in a really, really good spot.”

Another reason they’ve been so good on the road, is because their goaltender has turned in some solid performances, too. Jordan Binnington had given up two goals or fewer in two of the three games at the MTS Center in Winnipeg in the first round. If he can hold the Stars to two goals, there’s a very good chance the Blues will be able to walk away from these two games in Dallas tied or ahead.



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Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.