NHL playoffs 2019: Stars’ Jason Dickinson taken to locker room after hit by Predators’ Brian Boyle
Dallas Stars center Jason Dickinson was baptized into the NHL postseason Wednesday night with a shoulder to the face from Nashville Predators forward Brian Boyle. The 6-6 245-pound Boyle popped the unsuspecting Dickinson as he turned the corner along the boards halfway through the first period. NHL PLAYOFFS:Stars-Predators predictions | West predictionsDickinson went to the locker room under his own power and was able to return to the game the following period. The Predators led the Stars in hits, 19-11, through two periods in a contentious Game 1 of their first-round series.