Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 11, 2024

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May 11, 2024 9:11 AM
The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars face off in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 10:00 PM at Ball Arena, with the series currently tied 1-1. The Central Division rivals will clash in a highly anticipated matchup, each aiming to take a crucial lead in the series. The Avalanche, third in the Central Division, will look to capitalize on home-ice advantage against the top-seeded Stars.
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Dallas Stars Analysis

As the Dallas Stars prepare to take on the Colorado Avalanche, they'll be doing so without their top goal-scorer, Wyatt Johnston, who is currently sidelined with an injury. This is a significant blow to the Stars' offense, as Johnston's 32 goals have been a crucial part of their success this season. The team will need to rely even more heavily on the playmaking abilities of Jason Robertson, who leads the team in assists with 51 and points with 80. If the Stars hope to come out on top against the high-powered Avalanche offense, they'll need to find ways to generate scoring chances and capitalize on their opportunities, all while finding ways to minimize the impact of Johnston's absence.

Colorado Avalanche Analysis

As the Colorado Avalanche prepare to take on the Dallas Stars, all eyes will be on Nathan MacKinnon, the team's star center. Despite being listed as day-to-day with an injury, MacKinnon's impressive stats - 51 goals, 89 assists, and 140 points - make him a force to be reckoned with. If he can overcome his injury woes, he could be the difference-maker in this matchup. The Avalanche will rely heavily on MacKinnon's scoring prowess to exploit the Stars' defense, which has been vulnerable at times this season. If MacKinnon can stay healthy, expect him to be a one-man show, driving the puck to the net and creating scoring opportunities for his teammates.

Colorado Avalanche Injuries

  • 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

Dallas Stars Injuries

  • 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

How to Watch the Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche

The Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche game will be televised on TNT and is scheduled for Sat 10:00 PM.

Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Odds

The Colorado Avalanche are currently favored to win the game against the Dallas Stars, with odds of -135, a slight adjustment from the opening line of -130. The Over/Under for the matchup is set at 6.5 goals.

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