Dallas Stars (5-5-0) at Calgary Flames (5-5-0)
|Date & Time||Friday October 27, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Calgary Flames -148 / Dallas Stars +134 --- Over/Under:
The Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Dallas Stars hope to avoid a three-game losing streak to build on their 5-5-0 record. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with six goals, Jamie Benn has six assists and John Klingberg has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 90.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 17 goals on 212 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed seven goals on 47 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Calgary Flames look for a spark of consistency to build on their 5-5-0 start to the NHL season. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Monahan leads Calgary with five goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 10 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 22 goals on 305 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed five goals on 34 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in six of their first 10 games.
The Stars are 20-51 in their last 71 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games and 17-35 in their last 52 road games. The Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games, 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The Stars are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings, the road team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Stars are coming off a late Thrusday game against the Edmonton Oilers in which they blew a lead and allowed a late goal to lose a heartbreaker. They now have to play on the end of a back-to-back against a Flames squad that's had the upperhand in recent meetings. I like the Flames to buckle down and get the victory on their home ice.