Stars vs Kraken Prediction Game 2 NHL Playoffs 5/4

Stars vs Kraken Prediction Game 2 NHL Playoffs 5/4

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Introduction:

In the West 2nd Round, the Seattle Kraken lead the series 1-0 against the Dallas Stars. The Kraken won Game 1 in overtime with a score of 5-4. The Stars will host Game 2 at the American Airlines Center on May 4 at 6:30 PM EST. In this article, we provide an extensive review of both teams' offenses, defenses, and injuries. Our NHL experts picks indicate that the Dallas Stars will win Game 2 against the Seattle Kraken.

 

Teams' Offenses:

The Seattle Kraken and the Dallas Stars both have solid offenses. Jared McCann leads the Kraken in points with 70, and he has 40 goals and 30 assists. Vince Dunn has 50 assists for the Kraken, and he has been an integral part of the team's offensive success.

The Dallas Stars have a dynamic offense led by Jason Robertson, who has 109 points, including 46 goals and 63 assists. Joe Pavelski has been another key player for the Stars, with 33 goals and 49 assists. The Stars have a balanced attack that includes contributions from several players, making them a formidable team to defend against.

 

Teams' Defenses:

Both the Seattle Kraken and the Dallas Stars have strong defenses that have helped them reach the West 2nd Round. The Kraken have allowed an average of 3.07 goals per game, while the Stars have allowed an average of 2.62 goals per game.

The Kraken have two solid goaltenders in Martin Jones and Philipp Grubauer, who have 27 and 17 wins, respectively. Jones has a goals-against average of 2.99 and a save percentage of .887, while Grubauer has a goals-against average of 2.85 and a save percentage of .895.

The Dallas Stars have relied on goaltender Jake Oettinger, who has 37 wins, 11 losses, and 11 overtime losses. Oettinger has a goals-against average of 2.37 and a save percentage of .919. The Stars have also received solid goaltending from Scott Wedgewood, who has a goals-against average of 2.72 and a save percentage of .915.

 

Injuries:

The Seattle Kraken are without Jared McCann, who is out due to an injury sustained on May 2. McCann has been a key player for the Kraken, and his absence could be a significant blow to their offense.

The Dallas Stars have no injured players, which is a significant advantage for them in Game 2. The Stars will be able to field their strongest lineup, which could make a difference in a closely contested game.

 

Prediction:

The Stars have a strong offense led by Jason Robertson, and they have a solid defense anchored by Jake Oettinger. The absence of Jared McCann could hurt the Kraken's offense, which has been one of their strengths all season.

The Stars will also have the advantage of playing at home in front of their fans, which should provide a boost to their confidence. The Kraken will need to play better defensively and limit their mistakes if they want to have a chance of winning this game.

Despite a close result in Game 1, the Stars looked dominant at times and showed their resilience by coming back from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game in the third period. They will look to build on that momentum and come out strong in Game 2.

Furthermore, the Stars have a better overall record this season and finished second in the tough Central Division. They have a strong and balanced team that can compete with anyone in the league.

The Kraken, on the other hand, are a relatively new team that exceeded expectations by making it to the playoffs in their first season. They have been impressive so far, but they still have some weaknesses that the Stars can exploit.

 

Pick: Stars ML

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