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Dallas Stars Odds
The third-seeded Dallas Stars look to record another stingy defensive performance on Tuesday when they play Game 2 of the best-of-seven Western Conference finals versus the top-seeded Vegas Golden Knights in Edmonton.
Defenseman John Klingberg scored in the first period and Anton Khudobin turned aside all 25 shots he faced in Dallas’ 1-0 win in the series opener on Sunday. Khudobin, who led the NHL in save percentage (.930) during the regular season, became the 10th goaltender in NHL playoff history to post his first career shutout at age 34 or order.
Sunday’s modest offense proved just enough for the Stars, who scored 35 goals in their previous eight games.
Vegas Golden Knights Odds
The Vegas Golden Knights vie to ignite their offense on Tuesday when they play Game 2 of the best-of-seven Western Conference finals against the Dallas Stars in Edmonton.
The Golden Knights were shut out for the second time in their past three games on Sunday, a series-opening 1-0 setback, a game in which they mustered a postseason-low 25 shots on goal. Vegas failed on all four power-play opportunities on Sunday and is 1-for-14 with the man advantage in its past four contests.
Robin Lehner, who sports a 1.99 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 12 appearances this postseason, likely will return to the crease after sitting out the opener in favor of three-time Stanley Cup winner Marc-Andre Fleury.
Stars vs. Golden Knights Betting Pick for Game 2
Alex Tuch (team-leading eight goals in the playoffs) and defenseman Shea Theodore (club-best 10 assists, 16 points) regain their scoring touch to help Vegas even the series on Tuesday. Mark Stone also contributes on offense after collecting a goal and four assists in the three previous games versus Dallas (two regular season, one round robin) prior to the series-opening shutout.
Stars vs. Golden Knights Betting Pick for Game 2: Golden Knights (-159), Stars (+138)
Stars 4, Golden Knights 2
Stars vs. Golden Knights Best Bet for Game 2
Dallas captain Jamie Benn has recorded 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in his past 14 games. Expect that offense to continue with a goal on Tuesday.
Stars vs. Golden Knights Best Bet: Benn (+280) to score a goal for the Stars.