Game 2: St. Louis Blues host the Dallas Stars 3PM EST.
We saw Vladimir Tarasenko get 2 goals last game and the Blues take a 3-2 win over the Stars. The 27-year-old right winger now has a total of 4 points on the postseason in 7 games. In Round 1, Tarasenko put up only 2 goals with no assists. Seems like the flood gates could be opening for the Russian forward, who had 33 goals in the regular season.
For Dallas, Jamie Benn and company will have to go into a tough road game and look to tie the series before heading home to Dallas for game 3 Monday night.
“It’s going to be a chess match for the whole series,” Benn told NHL.com. “We had our pushes, they had theirs. Going to go back and forth all series and it’s only going to get harder from here.”
– Jamie Benn
Dallas will need their top players to get more shots on net—That’s been a theme of this playoffs, a bunch of chippy shots has been working. Last game, The Stars top line only has 8 shots on goal. Look to see Benn, Seguin, Zuccarello, and Radulov shooting a lot more this afternoon.
But, it’s never an easy task to light the lamp against the emerging phenom goalie play from St. Louis’ Jordan Binnington. On the regular season Binnington registered a .189 Goals Against Average, .927 Save %, and had 5 Shutouts.
MONEYLINE: Dallas Stars (+125)
Trends that stand out to pick the Dallas Stars Moneyline:
- Dallas Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 games as Away team underdog (+201 or >)
- Dallas Stars are 9-4 in their last 13 road games
- Dallas Stars are 6-2 in their last 8 away games vs. a team with a winning home record.