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The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars meet Sunday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center. The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 16 of their last 18 games. The Dallas Stars look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 4.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24.56percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 24 goals, Nazem Kadri has 42 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 76 goals on 905 shots faced, and Jonas Johansson has allowed 24 goals on 200 shots.
The Dallas Stars are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 21 goals, Joe Pavelski has 29 assists and Tyler Seguin has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Braden Holtby has allowed 55 goals on 629 shots faced, and Jake Oettinger has allowed 45 goals on 500 shots.
The Avalanche are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 65-23 in their last 88 overall. The Stars are 22-8 in their last 30 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Avalanche last 11 overall. The over is 4-0 in Stars last 4 overall. The Avalanche are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings.
The Dallas Stars have been a sneaky good team to back as of late as they’re playing well, they’re great at home, and they don’t get much respect from oddsmakers. With that said, the Colorado Avalanche are money making machines this season and keep flexing their muscle as the best team in the league. You don’t get the Avs at these prices often. Give me the Avalanche, a club that’s not losing these days.