See the thing is, the Avs have owned the stars this year. 5 - 1 counting the playoff games, and the Stars only competed in two of the games, both in the regular season series. Thus far, the Avs have been outplaying the Stars in every facet of the game.
The Preds/Wings series, though, is extremely close. The Preds are playing extremely hard, and if lady luck had not favored Detroit in game 1/2, then this series could easily be 2 - 1, or 3 - 0 Nashville. Nashville always plays very well in Detroit. They won the season series against them this year 3 -2 - 0 -1, and have not slacked off in the playoffs.
On paper, the Stars should be able to rebound, but judging by play on the ice......the Preds have a much better shot than the Stars, who seem to be just drifting through this first round matchup.