Winnipeg Jets (24-25-4) at Dallas Stars (21-20-10)
|Date & Time||Thursday February 2, 2017, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dallas Stars -130 / Winnipeg Jets +118 --- Over/Under:5.5
The Dallas Stars welcome the Winnipeg Jets to the American Airlines Center in Thursday NHL hockey.
The Winnipeg Jets have playoffs on their minds and came out of the All Star break in fashion with a convincing 5-3 victory at St. Louis where their offense would not be denied. The balanced and potent Jets attack featured goals from Jacob Trouba, Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers while Onderj Pavelec recorded 24 saves to pick up the win to make Winnipeg 3-0 versus the Blues. St. Louis received goals from Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Alexander Steen with Jake Allen stopping 19 shots as the team has dropped four in a row on home ice.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were playing well heading in to the All Star break but didn’t look very good in their first game of the second half. The Maple Leafs were touched for five goals in the first period of a 6-3 defeat at the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Toronto received their scoring from Tyler Bozak, Mitch Marner and Nikita Soshnikov but Frederik Andersen was pulled after five stops with Curtis McElhinney stopped 9-12 shots. The Stars saw scoring from Jason Spezza, Jamie Benn, Brett Ritchie, Radek Faksa, Lauri Korpikoski and Devin Shore while Kari Lehtonen made a whopping 40 saves to get the victory.
The over is 5-0-1 in Jets last 6 road games and the over is 4-0-1 in Jets last 5 vs. a team with a losing record while the over is 4-0-1 in Jets last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Stars are 0-6 in their last 6 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and the over is 6-1 in Stars last 7 home games and the Stars are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Central.
Winnipeg has had the upper hand in this match up but the Stars have struggled to string wins together…