Stars at Blues Game 6 - 5/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (56-26-11) at St. Louis Blues (56-27-11)
NHL Hockey: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -150 / Dallas Stars +136 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet Monday night for game six at the Scottrade Center.
The Dallas Stars hope for one more victory that would force a game seven Wednesday night. 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 five goals, Jason Spezza has eight assists and Patrick Sharp has 36 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 21 goals on 212 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 11 goals on 86 shots. Lehtonen has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues can advance to the conference finals for the first time since the 2000-01 season with a victory. 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 six goals, Robby Fabbri has eight assists and Alexander Steen has 29 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 28 goals on 412 shots faced. Elliott has given up five goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 17-4 in their last 21 games following a loss of 3 or more goals and 9-4 in their last 13 Monday games. The Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 Conference Semifinals games. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis and 3-9 in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Blues have a chance to do something they haven't done in over a decade, and the crowd should be nuts. The Stars have struggled playing in St. Louis and they've also been outplayed for much of the last four games. I like the Blues to get the job done at home and advance to the next round.