Kraken vs Stars Prediction Game 4 NHL Playoffs 5/9

Kraken vs Stars Prediction Game 4 NHL Playoffs 5/9

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Introduction

The Dallas Stars will look to bounce back after a disappointing Game 3 loss against the Seattle Kraken as they take on the Kraken in Game 4 of the NHL playoffs. The Kraken have a 2-1 series lead and will look to extend their lead, but the Stars will be determined to even things up. In this article, we'll provide an extensive review of each team's offense, defense, and injuries.

 

Offense

The Dallas Stars boast one of the most explosive offenses in the league, led by Jason Robertson, who has 109 points this season. Robertson's 46 goals lead the team, and he'll be looking to make a big impact in Game 4. The Stars have also received contributions from players like Joe Pavelski, who has 33 goals this season, and Denis Gurianov, who has chipped in with 30 goals of his own.

The Seattle Kraken, on the other hand, have a well-balanced offense that has been led by Jared McCann, who has 70 points this season. McCann's 40 goals lead the team, and he'll be a key player to watch in Game 4. The Kraken have also received solid contributions from players like Marcus Johansson, who has 52 points, and Alexander Wennberg, who has 47 points.

 

Defense

The Dallas Stars have a strong defense, allowing just 2.62 goals per game this season. Miro Heiskanen is a key player on the blue line, but he's currently listed as day-to-day with an injury. Esa Lindell and John Klingberg are also solid contributors on the Stars' defense.

The Seattle Kraken have allowed 3.07 goals per game this season, which is a concern for them heading into Game 4. Vince Dunn and Jamie Oleksiak have been key players on the Kraken's defense, but they'll need to tighten up in Game 4 if they want to hold off the Stars' potent offense.

 

Injuries

Miro Heiskanen is currently listed as day-to-day with an injury for the Dallas Stars, which is a concern for them heading into Game 4. Lian Bichsel is also out for the Stars. For the Seattle Kraken, Jared McCann and Daniel Sprong are listed as day-to-day.

 

Prediction

The Dallas Stars have been one of the best teams in the league this season, and they have the firepower to bounce back from their Game 3 loss against the Seattle Kraken. With players like Jason Robertson, Joe Pavelski, and Denis Gurianov leading the way, the Stars' offense should be able to put up some points against the Kraken.

On the defensive end, the Stars have been strong all season long, and they should be able to limit the Kraken's offense in Game 4. Even with Miro Heiskanen potentially missing the game, the Stars have enough talent on the blue line to get the job done.

 

Pick: Stars ML -130

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