Dallas Stars (6-4-4) at Florida Panthers (12-4-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -125 / Dallas Stars +113 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers meet Thursday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Dallas Stars need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 32.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with nine goals, John Klingberg has 10 assists and Denis Gurianov has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 20 goals on 235 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patric Hornqvist leads Florida with eight goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 16 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 20 goals on 281 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 26 goals on 234 shots.
The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Panthers are 9-4 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-7 in their last 8 Thursday games. The over is 5-2 in Stars last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 overall. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Dallas Stars are coming off a solid performance yesterday, but they haven't shown enough consistency this season to believe that continues. The Florida Panthers have yet to lose back to back games this season and they're far and away the more trustworthy team up to this point. The Panthers have also had some great success lately playing on the end of back to backs. I'll take one of the better teams in the league right now at home with the cheap price.