Blues at Stars Game 2 - 5/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (53-27-10) at Dallas Stars (55-24-10)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars play game two of their series Sunday afternoon at the American Airlines Center.
The St. Louis Blues have one more chance to steal a road game before heading back to Missouri down 0-2. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with four goals, Alex Pietrangelo has five assists and Jaden Schwartz has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their power play chances. Brian Elliott has allowed 20 goals on 296 shots faced. Elliott has given up nine goals in his last three games.
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The Dallas Stars hope to take a commanding 2-0 series lead with another home victory. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with four goals, Jason Spezza has five assists and Patrick Sharp has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Kari Lehtonen has given up 10 goals on 133 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up seven goals on 54 shots. Lehtonen has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 0-7 in their last 7 Conference Semifinals games. The Stars are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 in their last 7 Conference Semifinals games. The Blues are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Stars have lost just two home games since March and continue to play consistent hockey on their home ice overall. It's been a while since the Stars have won a conference semifinal game, and they were controlled pretty well in game one. I like the Stars to get another victory here and take a 2-0 series lead.