Stars vs Avalanche Prediction Game 5 NHL Playoffs 5/15

Stars vs Avalanche Prediction Game 5 NHL Playoffs 5/15

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Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars Prediction

 

Colorado Avalanche

Preview

The Colorado Avalanche visit the Dallas Stars in Game 5 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 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Avalanche, led by Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, face a win-or-go-home scenario as they trail the series 3-1. Despite recent struggles, their high-powered offense and playoff experience give them a fighting chance to extend 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
I. Prosvetov 4 3 1 0 3.16 .895

Scoring Leaders

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

Injury Report

  • Valeri Nichushkin (RW) - IR-NR (Expected return: Nov 15)
  • Devon Toews (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 15)
  • Jonathan Drouin (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 14)
  • Joel Kiviranta (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 14)
  • Samuel Girard (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 14)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.68
GA/G 3.07
SF/G 33.0
SA/G 29.8
PIM 731
PPG 68
PCT 24.5
PPGA 53
PCT 79.9
SHG 7
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Avalanche lost their last three games against the Stars but are determined to bounce back and extend the series.

 

Dallas Stars

Preview

The Dallas Stars host the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 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 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Stars, led by Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski, aim to close out the series at home with a 3-1 lead. Their balanced attack and solid defense have been key factors in their success so far.

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 in points with 80, including 29 goals.

Injury Report

  • Jani Hakanpaa (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 15)
  • Roope Hintz (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 15)
  • Mason Marchment (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 14)
  • Radek Faksa (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 14)
  • Tyler Seguin (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 14)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.59
GA/G 2.83
SF/G 31.6
SA/G 28.7
PIM 554
PPG 58
PCT 24.2
PPGA 43
PCT 82.0
SHG 12
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Stars won their last three games against the Avalanche and aim to continue their dominance at home to close out the series.

 

Prediction

The Colorado Avalanche are in a do-or-die situation, making Game 5 a must-win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Their recent losses against the Stars have put them on the back foot, but their offensive depth and experience in high-pressure games can be decisive. With Nathan MacKinnon leading the charge, expect the Avalanche to come out strong and play with desperation. The win-or-go-home scenario will bring out their best, and their ability to perform under pressure gives them an edge in this critical matchup.

 

Pick: Colorado Avalanche ML +120

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