Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars
|Date & Time||Saturday January 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
American Airlines Center
Dallas Stars +101 / Winnipeg Jets -111
SN 360, SN-West, FS-West+
The Winnipeg Jets and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Saturday night.
The Winnipeg Jets come into this game looking to build on a 4-game winning streak following a 5-1 road beatdown of Nashville in their last outing. Brendan Lemieux gave the Jets a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play with the lone goal of the period before Mason Appleton doubled the advantage early in the 2nd. Nashville cut the deficit in half with their lone goal of the game before Bryan Little restored the two-goal advantage, making it 3-1 after 40 minutes of play. Brandon Tanev made it 4-1 before Lemieux added his 2nd goal of the game to make it 5-1, a lead that the Jets would ride to victory. Connor Hellebuyck got the win to improve to 21-13-1 this season after stopping 37 of 38 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Dallas Stars need a win to snap a 4-game losing streak after a 2-1 loss to Los Angeles in their last outing. The Kings took a 1-0 lead late in the opening period and doubled their advantage in the early stages of the 2nd. The game stayed at 2-0 for the remainder of the 2nd and most of the 3rd before Esa Lindell got the Stars on the board with 1:04 to play, but it was too little too late as the Stars wouldn’t be able to find the game-tying goal before the final buzzer. Ben Bishop took the loss, falling to 15-12-2 after allowing both goals on 19 shots in the losing effort.
Winnipeg is 9-3 in their last 12 road games and 51-25 in their last 76 games overall while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games following a win. Dallas is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 3-7 in their last 10 division games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. Winnipeg is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
Dallas has done some of their best work at home, so near even money with the Stars could be worth a look most nights. However, we are getting a low line (even on the road) with a red-hot Winnipeg team that’s won 5 in a row, against a slumping Dallas team that’s lost 4 straight, in a matchup that the Jets have dominated in recent years. Sign me up. I’ve said before that the Jets could be the team to beat in the West this season, and I think Winnipeg takes another step in that direction with another road victory here.