Stars Have An Interesting Outlook On The Game
The Dallas Stars have already clinched a playoff spot for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they could potentially move into the number four seed in the Central Division if they do win this game and the Predators lose their last.
Although the Predators are going to be taking on the Arizona Coyotes, we’ve obviously seen crazier things happen in the hockey, leading it to be possible that Dallas is going to play all its key guys and be hopeful that the Predators lose.
The Ducks, on the other hand, are going to be coming into this one with the second-least amount of points in the Pacific Division and are 31-36-14 on the year. Their season is over, but it would be a nice way to go out by beating a playoff team.
Stars Getting Ready For The Playoffs
Dallas has one mission coming into this game and that’s making sure that they keep all of their key guys healthy. They can’t afford any injuries to guys like Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Jake Oettinger, Joe Pavelski, and other players that are going to make an impact for this team come playoff time.
Another thing to look out for here is that Dallas is going to have to start working on some things that they’re going to be doing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This team hasn’t played great recently, including losing three in a row before going on a two-game win streak, but then lost the Arizona Coyotes in their most recent game.
The Dallas Stars have been an interesting team this season. They can truly beat anybody on any given night, but they can also lose to anybody on any given night as well.
Ducks Are Ready For The Offseason
The Anaheim Ducks season has been over for a few weeks now, but that doesn’t mean that this team is just going to roll over and give Dallas a free win. Anaheim hasn’t necessarily played well in their last 10 games as they’re 3-5-2, but that’s been a common occurrence for this team throughout the season.
Although Anaheim’s season is already over, it would be nice for them to go out with two wins in a row as they ended up beating the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday in their second-to-last game of the season.
Anaheim isn’t going to make the playoffs this season, but they actually might be a bit better than their record shows. If they can work on some things throughout the offseason, this could be a team that does sneak into the playoffs in the Pacific Division next season.
Ducks vs Stars Head-to-Head
The Dallas Stars and the Anaheim Ducks have met nearly 150 times. Dallas currently holds the all-time series lead, 85-57-5. These teams have met twice this season, with Dallas winning both games.
Ducks vs Stars Game Information
- Game: Ducks (31-36-14) vs Stars (45-30-6)
- Location: American Airlines Center
- Day/Time: Friday, April 29th, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Ducks vs Stars Live stream: NHL.TV
Ducks vs Stars Betting Lines
Ducks vs Stars Prediction
The current NHL betting for this one are going to see the Dallas Stars favorited on the Moneyline at -230 and the Anaheim Ducks coming in as the underdog at +190. The over/under is only going to be at 5.5, but the play here is going to be taking Dallas -1.5 goals at +105 odds.
Although Dallas has struggled a bit throughout the past few weeks, with the chance to go up a seed in the playoffs, they shouldn’t be sitting any of their key guys which should result to them walking away with a victory.
Dallas needs to do everything that they possibly can to avoid being the number five seed and taking on the Calgary Flames in the first round of the playoffs, so expect them to come out with this one and do everything they can to try to get a win.
When Stanley Cup odds, take the Dallas Stars -1.5.