Stars vs Golden Knights Game 1 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/22

Stars vs Golden Knights Game 1 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/22

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Preview: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars Prediction

 

Vegas Golden Knights

Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights, with a regular season record of 45-29-8, will face the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of the West 1st Round series at American Airlines Center. Here's a preview of the matchup, including player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 22, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

Team Overview

Entering the playoffs with momentum from recent victories, the Golden Knights look to continue their strong form against the Stars. Despite facing some injury concerns, the Golden Knights boast a resilient lineup led by Jonathan Marchessault and Jack Eichel, aiming to set the tone early in the series.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
L. Thompson 25 14 5 1 2.70 .908
A. Hill 19 12 2 2 2.71 .909
J. Patera 1 3 1 0 3.98 .893

Scoring Leaders

Jonathan Marchessault leads the Golden Knights in points with an impressive 69, while also leading in goals scored with 42.

Injury Report

  • Chandler Stephenson (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Noah Hanifin (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Alex Pietrangelo (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 22)
  • Anthony Mantha (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Nicolas Roy (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.21
GA/G 2.96

Recent Performances

The Golden Knights have had mixed results in their recent games, with a loss to the Anaheim Ducks but victories against the Chicago Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche.

 

Dallas Stars

Preview

The Dallas Stars, holding a regular season record of 52-21-9, are set to clash with the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the West 1st Round series at American Airlines Center. Here's a preview of the upcoming game, including player stats, recent team performances, and expectations for the match scheduled on April 22, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

Team Overview

As one of the top contenders in the Western Conference, the Stars enter the playoffs with confidence and determination. With a potent offensive lineup led by Jason Robertson and solid goaltending from Jake Oettinger, the Stars aim to capitalize on home-ice advantage and establish an early lead in the series.

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 an impressive 80, while also leading in goals scored with 29.

Injury Report

  • Tyler Seguin (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Jani Hakanpaa (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 22)
  • Evgenii Dadonov (RW) - Injured Reserve (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Chris Tanev (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Scott Wedgewood (G) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.59
GA/G 2.83

Recent Performances

The Stars have been in solid form recently, securing victories against opponents like the St. Louis Blues and the Seattle Kraken.

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Prediction

With home-ice advantage and a lineup firing on all cylinders, the Dallas Stars are poised to secure a victory in Game 1 against the Golden Knights. Additionally, considering the Golden Knights' recent struggles and injury concerns, the Stars have the upper hand in this matchup. Therefore, the prediction is for the Dallas Stars to win.

 

Pick: Stars ML (-135)

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