Stars vs Avalanche Game 1 Prediction NHL Playoffs Picks 5/7

Stars vs Avalanche Game 1 Prediction NHL Playoffs Picks 5/7

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Preview: Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction

 

Dallas Stars

Preview

The Dallas Stars face the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of the second round at the American Airlines Center. Here's a preview of the matchup, including player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 7, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

Team Overview

The Stars, led by Jason Robertson and Jake Oettinger, aim to continue their strong performance from the previous series against the Vegas Golden Knights. With a balanced offense and solid goaltending, they look to set the tone early in the series and capitalize on home ice advantage.

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

Scoring Leaders

Jason Robertson leads the Stars in points with 80, including 29 goals.

Injury Report

  • Jani Hakanpaa (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Mason Marchment (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Radek Faksa (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Tyler Seguin (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Evgenii Dadonov (RW) - Injured Reserve (Expected return: May 6)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.59
GA/G 2.83

Recent Performances

The Stars won their last game against the Vegas Golden Knights and aim to carry that momentum into the second round against the Avalanche.

 

Colorado Avalanche

Preview

The Colorado Avalanche face the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of the second round at the American Airlines Center. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 7, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

Team Overview

The Avalanche, led by Nathan MacKinnon and Alexandar Georgiev, aim to continue their strong offensive performance from the previous series against the Winnipeg Jets. With potent scoring and solid goaltending, they look to challenge the Stars and secure a road victory to start the series.

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

Scoring Leaders

Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche in points with 140, including 51 goals.

Injury Report

  • Jonathan Drouin (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Joel Kiviranta (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 7)
  • Samuel Girard (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Justus Annunen (G) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Maros Jedlicka (C) - Day-To-Day ( Expected return: May 6)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.68
GA/G 3.07

Recent Performances

The Avalanche won their last game against the Winnipeg Jets and aim to carry that momentum into the second round against the Stars.

 

Prediction

The matchup between the Dallas Stars and the Colorado Avalanche is predicted to be high-scoring, with both teams boasting potent offensive weapons and the ability to generate scoring chances. With an over/under line set at 6.5 goals, the prediction leans towards the over due to the offensive firepower on both sides and the potential for a fast-paced, back-and-forth game. Expect plenty of scoring opportunities and an exciting start to the second round of the playoffs.

 

Pick: Over 6.5 goals 

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