Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 9, 2024

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May 9, 2024 9:11 AM
The Colorado Avalanche, holding a 1-0 lead in the series, travel to the American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 9:30 PM. As the Avalanche look to build on their momentum, the Stars aim to even the series in front of their home crowd. Expect a fiercely competitive matchup between two of the NHL's top teams.
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars

Colorado Avalanche Analysis

As the Colorado Avalanche gear up to face the Dallas Stars, all eyes will be on Nathan MacKinnon, their star center, who is currently listed as day-to-day with an unspecified injury. Despite his uncertain status, MacKinnon's impressive regular season stats - 51 goals, 89 assists, and 140 points - have been a driving force behind the Avalanche's success this season. If he's able to take the ice, his presence will be crucial in generating scoring opportunities and controlling the pace of the game. However, if he's sidelined, the Avalanche will need to rely on their supporting cast to step up and fill the void, making for an intriguing matchup against a formidable Dallas Stars team.

Dallas Stars Analysis

The Dallas Stars are gearing up to face off against the Colorado Avalanche, but they'll have to do so without their top goal-scorer Wyatt Johnston, who's currently sidelined with an injury. Johnston's 32 goals will be sorely missed, but the Stars can take solace in the fact that Jason Robertson is having a phenomenal season, racking up 51 assists and 80 points thus far. If the Stars can find a way to capitalize on Robertson's playmaking abilities, they may be able to overcome Johnston's absence and give the high-powered Avalanche a run for their money.

Dallas Stars Injuries

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

Colorado Avalanche Injuries

  • Jonathan Drouin (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Joel Kiviranta (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Samuel Girard (D): Day-To-Day
  • Justus Annunen (G): Day-To-Day
  • Maros Jedlicka (C): Day-To-Day

How to Watch the Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars

The Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars game will be televised on TNT and is scheduled for Thu 9:30 PM.

Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Betting Odds

The Dallas Stars are currently favored to win, sitting at -125 on the moneyline, a slight increase from their opening odds of -120. The Over/Under for the game is set at 6.5, suggesting a relatively high-scoring affair between the Avalanche and Stars.

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