Detroit Red Wings (2-4) at Dallas Stars (2-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -205 / Detroit Red Wings +180 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Red Wings and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.
The Detroit Red Wings will look to bounce back after a 6-2 loss to Chicago in their last outing. Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings in scoring with 6 points coming on 3 goals and 3 assists with a team-high 23 shots on goal while Bobby Ryan and Tyler Bertuzzi each have 5 points with Ryan logging 4 goals and an assist while Bertuzzi has 3 goals and a pair of helpers. Filip Hronek has 4 assists and Anthony Mantha has a goal and 2 assists as well for the Wings this season. Jonathan Bernier has had more success in goal for Detroit with a 2-1 record, but has a worse GAA (3.33) than his teammate Thomas Greiss, who is 0-3 with a 2.74 GAA this season for Detroit.
The Dallas Stars will look to add to their 2-0 start to the year after a 3-2 win over Nashville last time out. Joe Pavelski’s off to one heck of a start with 7 points through two games, including 3 goals and 4 assists while Roope Hintz has 5 points with 4 assists of his own and John Klingberg also has 4 assists for Dallas on the year. Alexander Radulov and Denis Gurianov each have a pair of goals for the Stars as well up to this point. Anton Khudobin continues his solid play from the bubble, starting the year 2-0 with 2 goals allowed on 51 shots against this season.
Detroit is 10-41 in their last 51 road games and 12-45 in their last 57 games overall while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 road games. Dallas is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the under is 56-26-12 in their last 94 games following a win. Detroit is 2-5 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Dallas.
Detroit had shown some promise early on and I thought maybe this was a year that the Red Wings would take a step forward. However, Detroit then went on to lose back-to-back games against the pitiful Chicago Blackhawks and then the Red Wings turned back into a dumpster fire in the matter of a couple of nights. I am back to wanting no part of Detroit, so give me Dallas on the puck line by default.