Avalanche vs Stars Prediction Game 6 NHL Picks 5/17

Avalanche vs Stars Prediction Game 6 NHL Picks 5/17

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Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars - Game 6 Prediction KingPin Pro

The Colorado Avalanche face a critical Game 6 in their second-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars. Trailing 3-2 in the series, the Avalanche are determined to defend their home ice and force a Game 7. This article provides a detailed preview of the matchup, examining team statistics, player performances, and key factors that could influence the outcome of the game on May 17, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

 

Colorado Avalanche

Preview

With a record of 50-25-7 and a stellar home record of 31-9-1, the Colorado Avalanche are set to host the Dallas Stars at Ball Arena. The Avalanche need a win to stay in the series and will rely on their strong home performance and explosive offense.

Team Overview

The Avalanche have been dominant at home, showcasing a powerful offensive game led by Nathan MacKinnon. Their ability to generate scoring chances and capitalize on them will be crucial in Game 6.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
A. Georgiev 38 18 5 2 3.02 .897
J. Annunen 8 4 1 2 2.25 .928
I. Prosvetov 4 3 1 0 3.16 .895

Scoring Leaders

Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 140 points, including 51 goals and 89 assists.

Injury Report

  • Yakov Trenin (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 17)
  • Devon Toews (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)
  • Valeri Nichushkin (RW) - IR-NR (Estimated return: Nov 15)
  • Jonathan Drouin (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)
  • Joel Kiviranta (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.68
GA/G 3.07
SF/G 33.0
SA/G 29.8

Recent Performances

The Avalanche won their last game against the Stars 5-3 on May 15, showing resilience and determination to extend the series.

 

Dallas Stars

Preview

The Dallas Stars, with a record of 52-21-9 and a strong away record of 26-10-5, are looking to close out the series against the Avalanche. Leading the series 3-2, the Stars aim to leverage their balanced play and solid goaltending to advance to the next round.

Team Overview

Jason Robertson and Wyatt Johnston lead a dynamic Stars offense, complemented by a reliable defense and goaltending. Their ability to perform under pressure has been evident throughout the playoffs.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Oettinger 35 14 4 3 2.72 .905
S. Wedgewood 16 7 5 0 2.85 .899
M. Murray 1 0 0 1 0.00 1.000

Scoring Leaders

Jason Robertson leads the Stars with 80 points, including 29 goals and 51 assists.

Injury Report

  • Jani Hakanpaa (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 17)
  • Roope Hintz (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 17)
  • Tyler Seguin (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 17)
  • Mason Marchment (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)
  • Radek Faksa (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 16)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.59
GA/G 2.83
SF/G 31.6
SA/G 28.7

Recent Performances

The Stars have won three of their last five games, including a dominant 5-1 victory against the Avalanche on May 13. However, they lost their most recent game 5-3 on May 15.

 

Prediction

The Colorado Avalanche are poised to make a strong stand at home, backed by their impressive home record and the outstanding play of Nathan MacKinnon. The Avalanche have shown they can rebound from adversity and with the energy of the Ball Arena crowd, they are expected to perform at their best. The home advantage and their need to stay in the series will drive the Avalanche to a crucial victory in Game 6.

Pick: Colorado Avalanche ML

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