It is the first of back-to-back contests between the Carolina Hurricanes and the balance Stars on Monday. These teams will face each other again on Tuesday evening. Carolina has won seven of the last 10 meetings.
Here you can find the best picks, news, and stats for this North Division battle at American Airlines Center. Carolina is the favorite at -125. This according to PointsBet Sportsbook, which puts the odds Dallas at +105 as the underdog.
Carolina will be without left wings Jordan Martinook and Brock McGinn. Defenseman Brady Skjei is listed as questionable for the Hurricanes. Goaltender Chris Driedger is listed as questionable for Florida as is left-wing Mason Marchment in the center Lucas Wallmark.
Panthers Edge Hurricanes in OT
Aleksander Barkov scored 24 seconds into overtime as the Florida Panthers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3. Douglas Hamilton scored twice for Carolina and Sebastian Aho added two assists. Alex Nedeljkovic made 32 saves.
Carolina is 11th in goals per game average at 3.17 and is 11th in shooting percentage at 9.9%. They are first on the power-play at 27.3%. Aho leads the team with 45 points and is also the team leader with 20 goals. Hamilton is the team leader in assist with 31 and has 39 points overall.
The Hurricanes are allowing 2.38 goals per game, fourth overall, and are third in penalty killing it 84.5%. Nedeljkovic is 12-4-3 was a 1.98 GAA and a .930 save percentage. Prior to Saturday’s overtime loss, he had allowed four total goals in his previous four starts.
Benn Delivers Game-Winner in OT
Jamie Benn scored 32 seconds into overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 2-1 victory over Detroit. Dallas was trailing by a goal after the first period, but Mark Pysyk tied the score 3:52 into the third. Anton Khudobin stopped 16 of 17 shots.
Dallas is allowing 2.45 goals per game, fifth overall, and they are 16th in penalty killing at 79.5%. Khudobin is 11-9-6 with a 2.35 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He has allowed 11 total goals in his last five starts.
The Stars are averaging 2.83 goals per game, 15th overall, and are 17th and shooting percentage at 9.4%. They are seventh on the power-play at 23.9%. Joe Pavelski leads the team in scoring with 43 points and 20 goals. Roope Hintz leads the team in assists with 24 and is second in scoring with 38 points.
- 9-3 in their last 12 games as the road favorite.
- 19-9 in their last 28 games.
- 5-17 in their last 22 games as the underdog.
- 5-11 in their last 16 games following a victory.
Carolina has defeated Dallas in five of the last six games, including a 1-0 victory on April 4. The Hurricanes are one of the best teams in the NHL, if not the best overall, and they have proven that the Stars are not on the same level of late. Dallas is on a bit of a hot streak, winning six of their last seven games and they are 8-1-2 in their last 11. However, they have not played the Hurricanes during that streak.
Pick: Take Carolina at -125.
These teams have gone over in six of the last eight meetings in Dallas, but have gone under in seven of the last 10 overall. They have scored under 5.5 goals in each of their last two meetings against one another. Both Khudobin and Nedeljkovic are playing outstanding of late.
Pick: Go under 5.5 at -125.