Dallas Stars (7-5-0) at Winnipeg Jets (6-3-2)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 2, 2017, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -115 / Dallas Stars +104 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars visit the Bell MTS Centre to face the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action on Thursday.
The Dallas Stars are on the road for the 5th straight contest when the team makes a stop to play the Winnipeg Jets Thursday. Dallas has won consecutive games after squeezing by the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in overtime on Monday night.
This matchup was heavy on defense before Alexander Radulov’s goal lifted the Stars to a road win at 2:32 of the extra session. Tyler Seguin broke a scoreless game on the power play at 3:11 of the second before Sam Gagner tied it 1-1 with a PP goal at the six minute mark of the third.
Ben Bishop was kept busy with a solid 38 save performance for the Stars that lifted him to 6-2. Vancouver’s Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 shots to fall to 3-2-2 overall.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a home win when the Dallas Stars come to town on Thursday. Winnipeg is gunning for their third consecutive victory after downing the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Some timely scoring and outstanding work between the pipes was the key in the Jets second win over Minnesota this year. The Jets had a goal waived off just 47 seconds in on a hand pass but eventually took a 1-0 lead on a Kyle Connor tally at 7:10 in to the first period. Nikolaj Ehlers doubled the lead 43 seconds in to the third.
Minnesota got on the scoreboard at 5:36 of the third but the Wild could not score the equalizer. Connor Hellebuyck made 28 stops for Winnipeg to up his record to 6-0-1 while Alex Stalock absorbed the loss for the Wild with 17 stops.
Stars are 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games and Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and Stars are 5-21 in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and Jets are 11-1 in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Stars are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and over is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings in Winnipeg and home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
For some reason Winnipeg has enjoyed a great deal of success in this matchup and the Jets would be my lean once goalies are confirmed…