The Dallas Stars head up north to Calgary where they take on the Flames. The Stars have played the Flames well over the past couple seasons winning 4 of the last 5 meetings and that’s a good thing for the Stars as this is a pretty important game for them with the Flames being the team they are chasing for the final playoff spot.
Head to Head Trends
Stars are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Over is 10-1-3 in the last 14 meetings.
Calgary Flames (-125)
The Calgary Flames are 3rd in the Pacific Division with 86 points and are tied with the LA Kings for the final playoff spot in the West so a win here would be big for the Flames. I have been waiting for the Flames to collapse for a while now and even though they are not playing as good as they were earlier in the season they are still hanging in there. The Flames have a 10.45 shooting percentage which is pretty high considering the last time a team finished a full season with a shooting percent that high was back in the 2009-2010 season. The Flames still have 8 games left so I guess we’ll have to wait and see if they go into a big scoring slump.
Calgary Flames Trends
Flames are 21-10 in their last 31 vs. a team with a losing record.
Flames are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Central.
Dallas Stars (+105)
The Dallas Stars are 6th in the Central Division with 80 points 6 points back of the Calgary Flames and LA Kings for the final playoff spot in the west. The odds are not in the Stars favor however having to pick up 6 points and overtake two teams over the last 9 games of the season but they are playing some super hockey right now winning 8 of their last 10 games. The Stars are actually the second highest scoring team in the league averaging 3.1 goals per game but unfortunately for them they are also near the bottom of the league in goals allowed with 3.2 goals per game but they have really improved on that especially of late allowing just 2.3 goals per game over their last 10 games.
Dallas Stars Trends
Stars are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
Stars are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. Pacific.
I’m going to go with the Dallas Stars over the Flames in this one. I like the way the Stars are playing right now they are a desperate team and they are playing like one right now doing whatever it takes to win.
Free Pick: Dallas Stars +105