Game Time: 9:30 pm ET, Sunday, May 15, 2022
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
Where to Watch: ESPN2
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline: Stars +160, Flames -190; Over/Under: 5.5 goals
Bet365: Moneyline: Stars +160, Flames -190; Over/Under: 5.5 goals
BetMGM: Moneyline: Stars +155, Flames -190; Over/Under: 5.5 goals
Dallas Stars: 46-30-6 (4th place, Central Division)
Calgary Flames: 50-21-11 (1st place, Pacific Division)
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Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Preview and Analysis
Dallas Stars: 6-3-1 last 10
Calgary Flames: 5-4-1 last 10
Dallas Stars Analysis
The Stars are coming into this game finishing the regular season with 98 points, a 46-30-6 record overall, and they were 19-20-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games but are coming into this one off of a win in their last game which snapped a 2 game losing streak that they were on. Their 2 losses in that span were against the Flames in game 4 and game 5 while their win came against the Flames in their last game which was also game 6 of this series. They won that game at home 4-2. Roope Hintz, Michael Raffl, Miro Heiskanen, and Tyler Seguin each scored 1 goal for them in that one. Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn led the team in shots on net in that game with 5 each. Jake Oettinger was the starting goalie in that game and he allowed 2 goals on 38 shots with 36 saves and a .947 sv percentage. Their offense has scored 238 goals this season averaging 2.9 goals per game and their defense has allowed their opponents to score 246 goals against them allowing 3 goals per game.
Calgary Flames Analysis
The Flames are coming into this game finishing the regular season with 111 points, a 50-21-11 record overall, and they were 25-9-7 in their home games this regular season where they will be in this game. They have won 2 of their last 3 games but are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game which snapped a 2 game winning streak that they were on. Their 2 wins in that span were against the Stars in game 4 and game 5 while their loss came against the Stars in their last game which was also game 6 of this series. They lost that game on the road 4-2. Michael Stone and Mikael Backlund each scored 1 goal for them in that one. Blake Coleman led the team in shots on net in that game with 5. Jacob Markström was the starting goalie in that game and he allowed 3 goals on 39 shots with 36 saves and a .923 sv percentage. Their offense has scored 248 goals this season averaging 3 goals per game and their defense has allowed their opponents to score 254 goals against them allowing 3.1 goals per game.
Stars vs Flames Prediction
The Stars are coming into this game as a big underdog with the current betting odds. They have managed to force a game 7 in this series and for the value you are getting in this game, they are worth the bet here. The Stars have already stolen a road game in this series and they have managed to shut down the Flames in their wins with very good defense, especially in their road games. The Flames have actually played better and scored more goals in their 3 games on the road in this series than their 3 games at home and if their scoring troubles pop up again in this game, it will be tough for them to win with the way Oettinger is playing right now. He has been playing his best all season and has rarely allowed a goal in their games. He is carrying the team in these games along with the defense and if the Flames cannot get their offense going here like they have not been able to in their home games already, they are going to be gone from the playoffs. The best bet in this game is on the Stars puckline as they will keep this game close with good defense but they have a very good chance to win still with their goalie and the way he is playing so the Stars to win this game would not be a bad bet either.
Stars Flames Prediction: Our NHL Pick for Sunday, May 15, 2022 (9:30 pm ET start time) is Stars 3 Flames 2.
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NHL Betting Trends
Dallas Stars: 124-115 (-9.5 Units) ML in all games. 33-45 (-14.6 Units) ML in a road game where the total is 5.5. 20-11 UNDER in a road game where the total is 5.5.
Calgary Flames: 65-45 (+3.9 Units) ML after one or more consecutive overs. 45-26 (+13.2 Units) ML after allowing 4 goals or more. 11-5 UNDER off a road loss.
Dallas Stars: B. Holtby (G) Late May - Lower Body injury.
Calgary Flames: Monahan (C) out for season - Hip injury. C. Tanev (D) Ques Sun - Lower Body injury. B. Ritchie (RW) Ques Sun - Undisclosed injury.
“That was NHL playoff hockey at its best. That was a great hockey game. Both teams, both goalies, were great.” - Rick Bowness after his team’s win against the Flames in game 6 on Friday.
“A hell of a game. We couldn’t get the equalizer." - Darryl Sutter after his team’s loss against the Stars in game 6 on Friday.
LW Raffl, Michael
C Hintz, Roope
RW Pavelski, Joe
LD Suter, Ryan
RD Heiskanen, Miro
G Oettinger, Jake
LW Gaudreau, Johnny
C Lindholm, Elias
RW Tkachuk, Matthew
LD Hanifin, Noah
RD Andersson, Rasmus
G Markström, Jacob
Points: J. Pavelski (81)
Goals: J. Robertson (41)
Assists: J. Pavelski (54)
GAA: J. Oettinger (2.53)
Points: J. Gaudreau (115)
Goals: M. Tkachuk (42)
Assists: J. Gaudreau (75)
GAA: J. Markstrom (2.22)
Dallas Stars: Rick Bowness (3rd season)
Calgary Flames: Darryl Sutter (2nd season)