Don't play for a couple of nights and chances are you'll drop a bit in the standings. That's what has happened to the Dallas Stars
, who are ninth place in the Western Conference heading into tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks
A win tonight and the Stars will move back into the top eight. One point will help their cause as well. These are a big two points for the Ducks, who have won two in a row and can move ahead of the Stars with a regulation win.
If you look at points percentage (and I've added that column to the table below), the Stars are currently sixth in the conference.