The Dallas Stars look to close out the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night, after putting together a poor showing in Tuesday night’s game.
In a series that has worked mostly in Dallas his favor to this point, the Colorado Avalanche lived up to their name, and extended the series.
Now, Dallas will look to rely on the talents of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin to get the job done and close things out. Benn leads the team with eight goals and three assists. He has certainly taken the playoff spotlight for Dallas. Miro Heiskanen has managed to orchestrate the offense for Dallas, tallying 14 assists in the playoffs, including five this series.
In the meantime, Colorado will look to rely on stars of their own, as Nathan McKinnon has scored 10 points so far in the series, leading the team in points and goals, second-year player Cale Makar has proved to be a “point guard” of sorts, tallying six assists the series.
Both teams are loaded with the young stars and talent. It should be a fun Wednesday night and we have you covered to make sure you’re making the smartest decisions with your money.
All odds are as of Tuesday night based on play.spreads.ca
In what was a high-scoring game on both sides, the Colorado Avalanche got the scoring going early in Monday night’s matchup. In the first period, Colorado scored five goals. Pierre-Edouard Bellamare scored in the first frame at the 4:37 mark, and from there it was all avalanche. Andre Burakovsky, Nathan McKinnon, Nazem Kadri, and Mikko Rantanen all scored in the first frame.
The Stars would make a minor comeback of their own, as they scored two goals in the second frame. Joe Pavelski and Heiskanen each scored to cut the deficit to 5-2, but Andre Burakovsky was able to notch his second tally of the game at the 18:04 mark in the third period.
Jamie Benn scored a goal for good measure in the third period as he put a pass from Denis Gurianov in the back of the net. However, it was not enough to damper Colorado’s hopes for a victory. Michael Hutchinson was the winning goaltender, saving 31-of-34 shots in the victory.
BOLD PREDICTION: I expect to the Avalanche to keep playing at a high level and tie the series at three. This is a team that has a ton of depth and is very potent when firing on all cylinders. I suspect that they will be firing on all cylinders Wednesday night. I would feel comfortable taking the money line at 1.76
-- written by Danny the Geek