The Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars meet Monday in game 7 of the NHL West Second Round Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.31 goals per game and are scoring on 4.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Eberle leads Seattle with 6 goals, Yanni Gourde has 8 assists, and Jaden Schwartz has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.31 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 39 goals on 394 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 0 goals on 2 shots.
The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.75 goals per game and are scoring on 32.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 8 goals, Jason Robertson has 10 assists and Tyler Seguin has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.25 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 34 goals on 339 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 3 goals on 18 shots.
The Kraken are 13-6 in their last 19 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win. The Stars are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 13-5 in their last 18 overall. The over is 6-0 in Kraken last 6 overall. The over is 6-0-1 in Stars last 7 overall. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 9-0 in the last 9 meetings.
The Dallas Stars are the better team and should be favored at home. However, this line is a bit steep, and I've been backing the Kraken all playoffs long. The Kraken continue to get disrespected by oddsmakers, and yet here they are a game away from the conference finals. The Kraken have won 6 of their last 10 games as underdogs, and most of those cashes came as massive underdogs. You're up if you keep backing the Kraken in these spots, and I might as well ride it out one more time.