Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blues vs Stars Odds
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Round 2: Game 7
Date: Saturday,May 11th, 2016
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Dallas -115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Dallas -1.5 +245
NHL Betting Total: 5
Prob. Goalies: Elliott (STL) | Lehtonen (DAL)
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The Blues had their chance to clinch at home and advance to the Conference Finals, but instead dug themselves a giant hole they couldn’t get out of.
Now, the series shifts back to Dallas with the series on the line here in Game 7.
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis stole Game 5 here in Dallas, but with a chance to clinch a spot in the Conference Finals, they simply flopped under the pressure.
The Blues conceded 3 straight goals to the Stars and tried battling back all night long, but the gap was too big to fill. St. Louis got goals from Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund in the 2nd and 3rd periods to cut the deficit to 1 goal, but they couldn’t get any closer.
G Brian Elliot, who has been so clutch all postseason long, was benched just 16:49 in as he was the culprit for allowing all 3 goals on just 7 shots.
The Blues likely will stick with Elliot here in Game 7, but there was some question whether they would go with Elliot or Jake Allen. Allen came in relief and allowed 0 goals the rest of the way to keep the Blues in it.
The Stars had just 14 shots in Game 6, but they made it all count early on.
Dallas got goals from Mattias Janmark, Vernon Fiddler, and Jason Spezza all in the first period to set the Stars to a 3-0 lead as they took the home crowd completely out of it.
That’s what Dallas has a chance to do every time they take the ice as their youth is quite the spark plug. This Stars team will always play with energy and can score in bunches.
Kari Lehtonen was the complete opposite of Elliot here. The Stars G turned aside 35 of 37 shots faced and came up extremely clutch down the stretch of the game after the Blues cut the lead to just 1 goal.
Dallas now returns home to a place where they are 31-12-4-0. However, they have dropped 2 games this series here.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Blues are 12-3 in their last 15 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 19-7 in their last 26 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 19-7 in their last 26 road games.
- Stars are 16-7 in their last 23 overall.
- Stars are 11-5 in their last 16 vs. Central.
- Stars are 13-6 in their last 19 vs. Western Conference.
Free St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars NHL Hockey Prediction
This has been a series where the momentum hasn’t stayed in one place for long.
Give the edge here to the Stars after stealing Game 6, the Blues have to be a bit dejected.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Dallas ML
The Stars finished off the comeback behind another early lead as they put enough pressure on the Blues that they simply cannot handle.
NHL Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 2 – Dallas 5
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