The Arizona Coyotes and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.
Coyotes Fire Past Predators
The Arizona Coyotes picked up a big 7-5 win over the Nashville Predators in their last matchup but have alternated wins and losses in each of their last 8 games. Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 15 points including a team-high 6 goals and 9 assists while Nick Schmaltz has 13 points with 4 goals and 9 assists. Logan Cooley’s added 11 points with a team-high 10 assists while Sean Durzi and Matias Maccelli each have 10 points with Durzi split between 5 goals and 5 assists while Maccelli has 8 assists this year. Michael Carcone also has a team-high 6 goals of his own as well on the year. Connor Ingram has posted a 5-1 record with a 2.87 GAA and a .911 save percentage in goal for Arizona while Karel Vejmelka is 2-5-1 with a 2.96 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.
Arizona Coyotes Team Facts
The Coyotes have lost 16 of their last 17 games at American Airlines Center.
The road team has covered the puck line in each of the Coyotes' last five games.
The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Coyotes' last eight night games.
The Coyotes have lost the first period in four of their last five games at American Airlines Center.
Stars Win 3rd Straight
The Dallas Stars come into this one looking to build on a three-game win streak after an 8-3 beatdown win over Minnesota last time out. Wyatt Johnston, Joe Pavelski and Jason Robertson each have a team-high 13 points, with Johnston logging a team-high 7 goals and 6 assists while Pavelski has 6 goals and 7 assists and Robertson has 5 goals with 8 apples. Roope Hintz has 12 points with 5 goals and 7 assists and Matt Duchene has 11 points with 5 goals and 6 assists. Jamie Benn’s also got 11 points with 8 assists and Miro Heiskanen has a team-high 9 assists. Jake Oettinger has posted a 7-2-1 record in goal for Dallas with a 2.19 GAA and a .929 save percentage while Scott Wedgewood is 3-1 with a 3.02 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Dallas Stars Team Facts
The Stars have won each of their last six games against Central Division opponents.
The Stars have failed to cover the puck line in 11 of their last 12 games as favorites against Western Conference opponents.
The Stars have won the second period in each of their last five games against the Coyotes.
The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Stars' last eight games against Western Conference opponents.
The Dallas Stars ranks 1st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (91.84%).
The Dallas Stars ranks 5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.50).
The Arizona Coyotes ranks 5th in the league in power play percentage this season (29.09%).
The Arizona Coyotes ranks 1st in the league in penalty minutes this season (210).
I’m rolling with the Stars here. The Coyotes will provide value down the road I’m sure, but I just don’t view this as a good spot for them considering they’re up against a Stars team that historically has had their number. Arizona’s struggled with consistency and Dallas is just firing on all cylinders right now and I’m not trying to step in front of that. Give me the Stars here.