The best-of-seven series between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues will come down to Game 7 on Tuesday at Enterprise Center in St. Louis (8:00 pm ET). The Blues forced the series to the limit with a massive 4-1 road win in Game 6.
Opening Odds for Game 6
The moneyline opened with the Blues as -141 home chalk and the Stars as +120 road underdogs. The total, as it has been for every game in the series, is at a low 5.0. The six games in the series have averaged 5.33 GPG.
Only Game 6 stayed under 5.0. Games 1 and 5 pushed and the other three went over.
Game 1: Dallas 2 – 3 St Louis
Game 2: Dallas 4 – 2 St Louis
Game 3: St Louis 4 – 3 Dallas
Game 4: St. Louis 2 – 4 Dallas
Game 5: Dallas 2 -1 St. Louis
Game 6: St. Louis 4 – 1 Dallas
Blues vs Stars Statistical Comparison
|45-28-9 (21-13-7 away)||Reg. Season Record||38-30-14 (24-14-3 home)|
|7-5 (5-1 away)||Playoff Record||7-4 (3-2 home)|
|2.98 (15th)||Goals Per Game (Reg. Season)||2.55 (T28th)|
|2.70 (9th)||Goals Per Game (Playoffs)||3.10 (5th)|
|2.68 (T5th)||Goals Against Per Game (Reg. Season)||2.44 (2nd)|
|2.90 (8th)||Goals Against Per Game (Playoffs)||2.2 (3rd)|
|52.10 (7th)||Fenwick % (Reg. Season)||48.54 (22nd)|
|50.42 (8th)||Fenwick % (Playoffs)||49.10 (10th)|
|90.62 (16th)||Save % (Reg. Season)||92.28 (7th)|
|90.30 (12th)||Save % (Playoffs)||93.10 (3rd)|
|54.34 (5th)||High-Danger Chances % (Reg. Season)||52.54 (9th)|
|43.75 (16th)||High-Danger Chances % (Playoffs)||52.75 (5th)|
*Note: regular-season rankings are out of 31 teams; playoff rankings are out of only 16 teams.
Series Takeaways and Analysis
The Blues played one of their best games of the postseason in the must-win Game 6. Alex Pietrangelo got his team on the board early with a seeing-eye wrist shot from the points. Dallas turned up the heat in the remainder of the first and managed to tie it up on a Tyler Seguin power-play goal that squeaked through Jordan Binnington’s legs. But the rookie goalie shut the door thereafter, finishing the game with 22 saves on 23 shots.
The Blues took the lead for good at 15:24 of the second on a nice feed from Oskar Sundqvist to David Perron on a two-on-two. Dallas defenseman John Klingberg was in fine position but completely forgot to tie up Perron’s stick, leaving goalie Ben Bishop with little chance to stop Perron’s quick tap-in.
Jaden Schwartz potted an all-important insurance marker at 7:37 of the third as Dallas pressed for the equalizer. The goal was Schwartz’s team-leading eighth of the postseason. Sammy Blais put the game out of reach with his first career playoff goal less than a minute later on an absolute snipe off the rush.
On the Dallas side, Alexander Radulov and Roope Hintz lead the team with five goals apiece, while Seguin has a team-best 11 points through 12 games.
The overall statistics for the goalies favor Bishop over Binnington, despite the Dallas netminder having a shaky Game 6.
Bishop is sporting a .929 SV% in the series after recording a stellar .934 SV% in the regular season. Binnington’s .911 SV% is down considerably from his .927 regular-season mark.
Betting-wise, the Stars have a much better record against the puckline, going 50-44, including playoffs, while the Blues are slightly under .500 at 46-48.