The most anticipated goaltending matchup of these 2022 NHL Playoffs did not let us down, as Game 1 of the Stars vs Flames series had a final score of just 1-0. Even though he only had to make 16 saves, Jacob Markstrom did what he does best, earning his 10th shutout of the season and giving the Flames an early series lead. Dallas will need to emphasize pucks on net during Game 2 and for the duration of this series. If they continue to average just 16 shots on goal, they may not even score at all in the series. The Flames were disappointed with their offensive output as well and will look to rack up a few more goals tonight.
Let’s take a look at the NHL Playoffs betting odds, trends and picks for the game and give our Stars vs Flames prediction.
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NHL Playoffs Game 2 (Flames Lead 1-0)
Dallas Stars (46-30-6,19-20-2 Away) vs. Calgary Flames (50-21-11, 25-9-7 Home)
Date: May 5, 2022
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB, CAN
Goaltending: Goaltending: DAL: Jake Oettinger (0-1/1.02/.962) | CGY: Jacob Markstrom (1-0/0.00/1.000)
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Game 1 of this Stars vs Flames series played out exactly how we thought it would. These games are going to continue to be close, with Oettinger doing everything he possibly can but falling short in the end. The Flames are significantly better in all three phases of the game. They will not dominate the individual games in this series, but will probably not lose more than one game. Where Dallas may find some hope is being able to force overtime. The Flames were one of the worst teams in the NHL when going to the extra period and will certainly do all they can to avoid that situation tonight.
An in-depth Stars vs Flames NHL Playoffs series preview is available HERE.
Stars vs Flames NHL Betting Odds & Spread
NHL Betting odds for Stars vs Flames are taken from BetUS Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DAL: (+200) | CGY: (-240)
Puck Line: DAL: +1.5 (-125) | CGY: -1.5 (+105)
Total: 5.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Team Totals: DAL o2.5 (+120) / u2.5 (-160) | CGY o3.5 (-115) / u3.5 (-125)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: DAL: (31%) | CGY: (69%)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup: DAL: (+6600) | FLA: (+600)
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Stars vs Flames Prediction
There is no reason to believe we are going to see a barn burner at any point in this Stars vs Flames series. You should not expect another 1-0 game either, but for the scoring to be low in general. The game total has come down a full goal since initial lines were released, but do not let that drive you away. We are comfortably on the under, and will likely pair it with Flames moneyline.
Our NHL Playoffs Stars vs Flames prediction tonight will be Game Total Under at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, numberFire gives the Flames a 64.7% chance to win.
Stars vs Flames Prediction and Picks
Game Total – u5.5 (-110)
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