Dallas leads the series against Colorado (3-2), and this meeting could determine the outcome of the series. Will Dallas advance into the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs? Read this prediction to find out.
Dallas in all games with Colorado was considered an outsider, but in fact, they didn’t deserve this status. The team began to play well on offense and fully compensate for their failures in defense. Yes, in the last match, they were unable to beat the opponent (3-6). They conceded too many goals in the starting period, but in previous meetings, the Stars scored five goals three times and earned victories.
For whatever reason, Rick Bowness decided to place Ben Bishop at the net in the last match. Bishop had to replaced by Anton Khudobin after 14 minutes of the game. With a high degree of probability, it is the Russian who will start the upcoming match at the goal.
Colorado joined the action too late and before that could not cope with the defense of Dallas and consistently conceded more than three goals per meeting. Note that Jared Bednar had to remove Pavel Francouz from the starting lineup, because he could not cope with his duties and put Michael Hutchinson on the goal, who reflected 31 shots in total.
Perhaps he will appear on the ice in the upcoming fight. However, we note that Avalanche again needs to act as actively as possible in the attack and act more effectively on the powerplay. Recall that in the last game Jared Bednar’s squad remained in the 5×4 format six times, but failed to take advantage of a single attempt.
Prediction: Dallas Stars – Colorado Avalanche
It is yet unknown if Colorado will start the upcoming fight against Dallas just as actively. Rick Bowness will no longer take risks and release Bishop on the ice, so Anton Khudobin should do his job very well. Most likely, the Stars will be able to complete the series in their favor and score more than three goals.