Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 7, 2024

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May 7, 2024 9:11 AM
The Dallas Stars, fresh off a thrilling Game 7 victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champion, turn their attention to the high-scoring Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of their second-round matchup on Tuesday at 9:30 PM at the American Airlines Center. The Stars, who finished the regular season with a 52-21-9 record, will look to contain the Avs' potent offense, which helped them to a 50-25-7 record. The game can be seen on ESPN.
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars

Colorado Avalanche Analysis

The Colorado Avalanche's chances in their upcoming matchup against the Dallas Stars heavily rely on the health and performance of their star center, Nathan MacKinnon. As the team's leader in goals, assists, and points, MacKinnon's Day-To-Day injury status is a major concern. If he's unable to take the ice, the Avalanche's offense, which has been driven by his impressive 51 goals and 89 assists, will be severely depleted. However, if MacKinnon can play through his injury, his 140 points on the season make him a game-changer, and the Avalanche's chances of defeating the Stars increase significantly.

Dallas Stars Analysis

The Dallas Stars will be severely impacted by the absence of their top goal-scorer Wyatt Johnston, who will be sidelined due to injury. This loss will put a significant burden on the team's offense, as Johnston's 32 goals have been a crucial component of their scoring attack. Meanwhile, the Stars will rely heavily on Jason Robertson, their leading playmaker, to generate offense from the left wing. With 51 assists and 80 points, Robertson will need to have a big game to compensate for Johnston's absence and keep pace with the high-powered Colorado Avalanche offense.

Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Injuries

Dallas Stars

  • Jani Hakanpaa (D): Day-To-Day
  • Mason Marchment (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Radek Faksa (C): Day-To-Day
  • Tyler Seguin (C): Day-To-Day
  • Evgenii Dadonov (RW): Injured Reserve

Colorado Avalanche

  • Joel Kiviranta (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Samuel Girard (D): Day-To-Day
  • Justus Annunen (G): Day-To-Day
  • Maros Jedlicka (C): Day-To-Day
  • Miles Wood (LW): 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 Tue 9:30 PM.

Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Betting Odds

The Dallas Stars are currently favored to win, with odds of -125, a slight adjustment from their opening odds of -135, while the Over/Under for the match is set at 6.5. Bettors backing the Stars will need to wager $125 to win $100, with the Avalanche looking to capitalize on an upset as the underdog.

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