Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 15, 2024

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May 15, 2024 9:10 AM
The Dallas Stars, leading the playoff series 3-1, prepare to host the Colorado Avalanche at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 8:00 PM. As the top team in the Central Division, the Stars look to capitalize on their momentum and take a crucial step towards advancing in the NHL playoffs. Meanwhile, the Avalanche must dig deep to even the series and keep their postseason hopes alive.
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars

Colorado Avalanche Analysis

The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up to take on the Dallas Stars, and all eyes will be on Nathan MacKinnon, the team's star center. Despite being listed as day-to-day due to an injury, MacKinnon's impressive stats - 51 goals, 89 assists, and 140 points - make him a game-changer whenever he steps onto the ice. If he's able to suit up for the matchup against the Stars, the Avalanche's chances of securing a win significantly increase. However, his injury status adds an element of uncertainty, and the Avalanche will need to rely on their supporting cast to step up and provide a spark if MacKinnon is unable to go.

Dallas Stars Analysis

As the Colorado Avalanche prepare to take on the Dallas Stars, they'll need to be mindful of the Stars' potent offense, led by Jason Robertson's 51 assists and 80 points, making him a nightmare to defend. However, the Avalanche will catch a break with top center Wyatt Johnston sidelined with an injury, which will undoubtedly hinder the Stars' scoring depth. Without Johnston's 32 goals, the Stars will need to rely on other sources of production to fill the void, which could lead to some creative adjustments from coach Pete DeBoer. How the Stars adapt to Johnston's absence will be key to their success against the Avs, and could ultimately decide the outcome of the game.

Dallas Stars Injuries

  • Roope Hintz (C): Day-To-Day
  • Jani Hakanpaa (D): Day-To-Day
  • Mason Marchment (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Radek Faksa (C): Day-To-Day
  • Tyler Seguin (C): Day-To-Day

Colorado Avalanche Injuries

  • Devon Toews (D): Day-To-Day
  • Valeri Nichushkin (RW): Injured Reserve
  • Jonathan Drouin (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Joel Kiviranta (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Samuel Girard (D): Day-To-Day

How to Watch the Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars

The Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars game will be televised on ESPN and is scheduled for Wed 8:00 PM.

Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Betting Odds

The Dallas Stars are currently favored to win the matchup against the Colorado Avalanche, with odds sitting at -150, slightly tighter than the opening line of -155. The Over/Under is set at 6.5 goals, indicating a potentially high-scoring affair.

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