Wild vs. Stars - 2/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (27-23-8) at Minnesota Wild (30-21-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild meet Sunday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Dallas Stars have split their last eight games and begin a two-game road trip. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have three power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 29 goals, Jamie Benn has 36 assists and Trevor Daley has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Anders Lindback has allowed 32 goals on 256 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 140 goals on 1,488 shots.
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The Minnesota Wild look to stay hot with wins in four of their last five games. The Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Minnesota Wild have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won six straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Zach Parise leads the Wild with 23 goals, Jason Pominville has 29 assists and Nino Niederreiter has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Wild are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in 12 straight games. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 65 goals on 675 shots faced and Niklas Backstrom has given up 51 goals on 452 shots.
The Stars are 18-49 in their last 67 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-9 in their last 12 vs. Central. The Stars are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and the home team is 36-16-1 in the last 53 meetings.
With the Stars playing yesterday, you have to like the Wild at home on a days rest with the way they've been playing. Also, the home team has won 36 of the last 53 meetings between these two teams. Take Minnesota.