Colorado Avalanche Odds
The Colorado Avalanche aim to claw their way back into their best-of-seven Western Conference series against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday when they play Game 3 in Edmonton. The Avalanche have yielded five goals in consecutive contests to drop the first two games of the series.
Hart Trophy finalist Nathan MacKinnon collected a goal and an assist in Monday’s 5-2 setback to extend his playoff point streak to a franchise high-tying 10 games, matching the mark set by Marian Stastny with Quebec in 1982 and equaled by Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Sakic in 1996.
Mikko Rantanen, who carries a five-game point streak (three goals, five assists) into Wednesday’s tilt, also had a goal and an assist in the Game 2 setback.
Dallas Stars odds
The Dallas Stars bid to win their sixth straight playoff contest for the first time since they won the Stanley Cup in 1999 when they play Game 3 of their Western Conference second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday in Edmonton.
The Stars secured a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series after scoring five unanswered goals — including four in the second period — in a 5-2 victory on Monday. Alexander Radulov scored the game-winning goal for the second consecutive contest, becoming the first player in franchise history to do so in the playoffs since Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Modano. Joe Pavelski has collected five goals and two assists over his last five games.