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What you need to know about Tuesday's Game 3 of the Western Conference Final between the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights at American Airlines Center.
Western Conference Final - Game 3 (Vegas leads the series 2-0)
When: Tuesday, May 23 at 19:00 CT
Where: American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM
Live Stats: NHL Game Center
Tickets and Parking: View seats and purchase parking
Party on PNC Plaza: 17:00 CT with music by Extended Play
Mobile Museum: May 23-34- Northwest corner of AACFool's Gold
- The Stars opened the Western Conference Final against the Vegas Golden Knights Friday night at T-Mobile Arena, facing the Golden Knights in the postseason for the second time.
- The clubs played one game in the round-robin of the Stanley Cup Qualifying Round in 2020, where the Stars lost to the Golden Knights 5-3. A month later, the clubs met in the Western Conference Final of the 2020 Playoffs. The Stars defeated the Golden Knights in five games (4-1) and continued to the Stanley Cup Final.
- Nine current Stars skaters played in the Conference Final series against Vegas in 2020. Captain Jamie Benn led the Stars with five points (3-2--5) in the series, while defenseman Miro Heiskanen recorded four assists (0-4--4) and averaged 24:48 minutes of ice time per game, leading the team in both categories. Forwards Joe Pavelski (2-1--3), Roope Hintz (0-2--2), Joel Kiviranta (1-0--1), Radek Faksa (0-1--1) and Tyler Seguin (0-1--1) and defensemen Joel Hanley (0-1--1) and Esa Lindell (0-1--1) also appeared in the series.
- Following two games in Vegas, the Stars are 0-2 in the best-of-seven series against the Golden Knights. The Stars lost both of the first two games of the series in overtime, marking the first time they have lost consecutive games in the 2023 postseason.
- Through the first two games of the series, the Stars have gone 1-for-5 (20.0%) on the power play and 2-for-3 (66.7%) on the penalty kill.
- Hintz (1-2--3) and forward Jason Robertson (2-1--3) share the lead among Dallas skaters with three points in the Conference Final.
- Benn shared the club lead in points (1-2--3) in the 2022-23 regular season series vs. Vegas. He has recorded four points (1-3--4) in his last three games played at T-Mobile Arena.
- Pavelski has faced the Golden Knights in the postseason three times (2018 and 2019 with San Jose, 2020 with Dallas) and has recorded 10 points (5-7--12) in 21 career postseason games against them. He leads current Stars skaters with nine points (5-4--9) in 14 career regular-season games against Vegas.
- Kiviranta (2-0--2) led the club with two goals vs. the Golden Knights in the regular season.
- Defenseman Thomas Harley recorded his first point (0-1--1) of the 2022-23 season on April 8 vs. the Golden Knights at American Airlines Center.
- Goaltender Jake Oettinger made his NHL debut against Vegas in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on September 8, 2020, becoming the 12th goaltender in NHL history to make his debut in the playoffs. He has appeared in three postseason games vs. Vegas, logging a 0-2 record, 3.01 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage.
- Goaltender Scott Wedgewood has made three career appearances against the Golden Knights, all in the regular season, posting a 1-1-1 record, 2.75 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.
- Defenseman Miro Heiskanen opened the scoring (1-0--1) for the Stars in Game 2 in Vegas on Sunday afternoon, earning his first goal of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Heiskanen ranks second among league defensemen with nine assists and shares third with 10 points (1-9--10) in the 2023 postseason. He leads all skaters in the postseason with an average of 28:20 minutes of ice time per game.
- Heiskanen finished the regular season with 73 points (11-62-73) in 79 games this season, the highest point total by a defenseman in Dallas Stars history (1993-present). He led Dallas defensemen and shared third among league defensemen.
- Forward Jason Robertson lit the lamp (1-0--1) in Game 2 in Vegas on Sunday afternoon, recording a goal in his second consecutive game (2-1--3).
- Robertson leads the Stars with two goals in the Western Conference Final and shares the lead among Stars skaters with three points (2-1--3).
- The 23-year-old has tallied eight points (2-6--8) in his last six games and ranks second on the club with 15 points (4-11--15) in 15 games in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Robertson finished the regular season tied for sixth in the NHL with 109 points (46-63--109), the most points in a season by a U.S.-born player at age 23 or younger and the highest single-season total by a player in Dallas Stars history. He ranked seventh in the league with 46 goals.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club.