The Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The Dallas Stars look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks look to snap a nine-game losing streak.
The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Robertson leads Dallas with 31 goals, Joe Pavelski has 42 assists and Roope Hintz has 168 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Braden Holtby has allowed 61 goals on 700 shots faced, and Jake Oettinger has allowed 84 goals on 1,001 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 30 goals, Trevor Zegras has 31 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 141 goals on 1,474 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 50 goals on 614 shots.
The Stars are 11-5 in their last 16 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 8-21 in their last 29 overall. The over is 4-1 in Stars last 5 vs. Pacific. The over is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 Tuesday games. The Stars are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Stars have been shaky these last couple of weeks, and they’ve had issues at times on the West Coast, but they’re clearly the better team here, and they do their best work in the favorite role. The Anaheim Ducks just can’t get out of their own way with a rough defense, and playing at home hasn’t helped all that much. We’re not being asked to lay anything crazy. Give me the Stars and the reasonable juice.
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