Dallas Stars (41-31-5) at Anaheim Ducks (42-25-13)
|Date & Time||Friday April 6, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
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The Line: Anaheim Ducks -150 / Dallas Stars +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars visit the Honda Center for a matchup with the Anaheim Ducks in the final regular season NHL bout for both teams.
The Dallas Stars have been eliminated from the postseason but have won three of four after a come from behind 4-2 victory at San Jose on Tuesday. The Sharks led 2-0 on first period goals from Logan Couture and Timo Meier while Martin Jones allowed three goals on 22 shots.
The Stars saw Jamie Benn score in the second and twice on unassisted tallies in the third for the hat trick with Gemel Smith also finding the scoring column. Kari Lehtonen allowed both goals on 14 shots before Mike McKenna came in to record 17 saves for Dallas.
The hard charging Anaheim Ducks have secured a playoff berth and are flying high with wins in eight of ten. Anaheim comes off of a 3-1 victory versus Minnesota where Matt Dumba scored for the Wild and Devan Dubnyk stopped 27 shots.
The Ducks received goals off the sticks of Nick Ritchie, Ondrej Kase before Andrew Cogliano hit the empty net. Josh Manson and Francois Beauchemin added a pair of assists for Anaheim and Ryan Miller recorded 26 saves to get the win.
Under is 4-0 in Stars last 4 Friday games and over is 5-0 in Stars last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and over is 4-0 in Stars last 4 road games. Ducks are 10-1 in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and over is 6-1 in Ducks last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Home team is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings and Stars are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Anaheim and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim.
Absolutely nothing at stake here and that alone has me sitting on my hands and not forcing anything…