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Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers,
10-26-2017 - Expert Prediction

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#19 Dallas
Stars
#20 Edmonton
Oilers

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:05pm

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Game Stats

Dallas Stars

5 - 4

34-48
ATS
43-39
O/U
2
PPG
3
OPPG

Edmonton Oilers

2 - 6

54-41
ATS
39-44
O/U
2
PPG
2
OPPG

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Dallas Stars (5-4; 3-6 ATS; 5-4 O/U) vs. Edmonton Oilers (2-5-1; 4-4 ATS; 3-5 O/U)

NHL: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:00pm EST

Line: Edmonton -135/Dallas +122

Total: 6

The Edmonton Oilers will be hunting for a much-needed win when they host the Dallas Stars in a Western Conference tilt Thursday night from the Rogers Place. The Stars fell by a 5-3 score to the Avalanche on Tuesday night, and the Oilers were edged 2-1 in overtime by the Penguins in their latest contest. The Oilers took two of three against the Stars last season.

Stars Winning Streak Snapped in Loss to Avs

The Dallas Stars had their four-game winning streak snapped in a 5-3 road loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday night. Jamie Benn led the way offensively with one goal along with two assists in the win. The 28-year old left-winger is off to a great start, leading the Stars in points with five goals and six assists in nine games. Tyler Sequin also reached double-digits in points by recording two assists on Tuesday night. The eighth-year center has now tallied five points in his last three games for a total of six goals with four assists on the year. Seguin has excelled against the Oilers, netting six goals along with six assists in 13 career games. The Stars are playing the second game of a five-game road trip, and are 1-3 on the road this season. Dallas is now scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, ranking them 20th in the NHL.

Dallas is expected to turn to Ben Bishop in the crease after Lehtonen got the start on Tuesday night. Bishop has been outstanding, sporting a terrific 2.38 GAA with a .920 save percentage accompanied with a 5-1 record. The Stars are now allowing an average of 2.9 goals per game, placing them 15th overall.

Oilers Scoring Issues Continue in Loss to Penguins

The Edmonton Oilers goal scoring woes continued in their rough 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins on Tuesday night. Oilers captain Connor McDavid tied the game late to force the overtime session. The 20-year old superstar is off to a solid start to the year, scoring four goals with five assists in eight games. McDavid has been productive against the Stars in his career, potting five goals with one assist in four games. Leon Draisaitl made his return to action after missing five games with a concussion. The 21-year old center is a big part of the Oilers offense and his recent absence was very noticeable. He has tallied three points in four games this season after posting 77 points last year. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has also been quiet, going three straight games without a point and only has three on the season. The Oilers are struggling to score goals, now averaging only 1.9 goals per game, ranking them last in the NHL.

The Oilers are expected to go back to Cam Talbot in goal in this one after Brossoit got the start on Tuesday night. Talbot has been the better of the two goalies, carrying a mediocre 2.79 GAA with a .915 save percentage. Edmonton is now conceding an average of three goals per game, placing them 19th overall.

Trends:

The Dallas Stars are:

  • 2-8 in their last 10 Thursday games.
  • 17-35 in their last 52 road games.

The Edmonton Oilers are:

  • 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Central Division.
  • 16-5 in their last 21 Thursday games.
  • 16-6 in their last 22 games playing on one day of rest.

I am siding with the Oilers in this contest. The Oilers are not playing to their full potential, however, I expect that to change, especially with Draisaitl back in the lineup. While Edmonton has not been scoring they have also been solid defensively, allowing only a combined five goals over their last three games. The Stars have lost three of their four road games, and have allowed four or more goals in each of their road games, so I am confident the Oilers can breakout offensively and get the home win.

Pick: Edmonton Oilers

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