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What I’m Watching: Nathan For You

Plus: the Stars try to escape an 0-3 deficit against Vegas, while the Wings look to remain undefeated
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Nathan Eovaldi has pitched like a front-of-the-rotation arm for Texas. Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

The Mavericks did, in fact, keep their lottery pick—and Iztok Franko told you why they should now trade it. Meanwhile, the Wings are off to an undefeated start, while the Stars prevailed against Seattle only to find themselves in an 0-2 hole against Vegas.

Here’s what I’m watching this week:

Tuesday, 5/23—Rangers at Pirates5:35, Bally Sports Southwest

Nathan Eovaldi may not be the ace the Rangers hoped for, but with Jacob deGrom languishing on the IL, he’s the one Texas has right now. And that’s all well and good when Eovaldi has pitched like one of the most dominant starters in baseball this season. Will he cross the seven-inning threshold for the fifth start in a row? Given the state of the bullpen, the Rangers probably need him to.

Tuesday, 5/23—Stars versus Golden Knights, Game 37 p.m., ESPN

The Stars know a thing or two about rallying from playoff deficits, having dropped the first game in each of their previous two series. What they haven’t done is dig out of a 0-2 hole—and only four teams in NHL history have come back from an 0-3 deficit. Tonight is do-or-die for Dallas.

Friday, 5/26—Wings at Storm9 p.m., ION

Sam Hale pointed out the red flags after Saturday’s season-opening win against Atlanta. Will they rear their head again in Seattle against high-scoring Jewel Lloyd?

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Mike Piellucci is D Magazine's sports editor. He is a former staffer at The Athletic and VICE, and his freelance…
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