Blues at Stars Game 7 - 5/11/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (56-28-11) at Dallas Stars (57-26-11)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars meet Wednesday night for game seven at the American Airlines Center.
The St. Louis Blues 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 32 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 31 goals on 419 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up zero goals on seven shots. Elliott has given up seven goals in his last three games.
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The Dallas Stars advance to the conference finals for the first time since the 2007-08 season with a 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 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 23 goals on 249 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 11 goals on 86 shots. Lehtonen has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 19-7 in their last 26 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 Conference Semifinals games. The Stars are 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Blues are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Dallas and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Blues had their chance to win this series on their home ice and blew it. Now the Stars go back home where they've won nine of their last 12 games and play their best hockey overall. In a game seven, you have to side with the home team after the road team blew its chance.