Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars Game 6 Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 13, 2022

Joe Pavelski, Dallas Stars, 2022

It’s win or stay home for the Dallas Stars Friday night when they host the Calgary Flames for Game 6.

Calgary
50-21-9-2
AT
May 13, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center
Dallas
46-30-4-2
Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -174
Over / Under o +5.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

Puckline +1.5 -186
Moneyline +145
Over / Under u +5.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

The Flames re-gained the series advantage Wednesday thanks to a 3-1 victory at home, a late Andrew Mangiapane snipe being the difference.

Scoring’s been hard to come by all series and you can point to the two netminders if you’re wondering why. Both Jacob Markstrom for Calgary and Jake Oettinger in Dallas have save percentages above .950 this series. And to repeat, that’s through five games with each seeing at least 125 shots.

Puck drop for Game 6 at American Airlines Centre begins at 9:30 p.m. EDT, with Calgary -160 on the moneyline to close out the series and the over-under at 5.5 on the NHL odds.

Flames vs. Stars NHL Betting Odds

Wednesday’s result pushed the under to 4-1 this series. In the four games that went under, the losing team has scored either one or zero goals and in every game this series it’s only took three goals to earn the dub. It’s a bizarre trend given this series’ offensive talent on both sides, with each club having two of the best first lines in the NHL. But again you can point to goaltending.

Dallas is much stronger at home, going 5-2 in their last seven home games and 28-11-4 on the season. That being said Calgary remains one of the league’s best road clubs with 26 wins in 43 away games this season.

Calgary Flames

The Flames entered the final period of Game 5 trailing 1-0 on home ice, but came through when it mattered with three third period tallies. Mikael Backlund’s second of the playoffs got things going, Mangiapane’s first the game-winner, and Trevor Lewis’ empty-netter and second of the post-season wrapped things up. Jacob Markstrom made 20 saves on 21 shots faced.

Elias Lindholm’s assist on Lewis’ goal made it points in three straight games for Lindholm and four points in five series with three being goals. The same point streak goes for Johnny Gaudreau, but his five points lead Calgary heading into Friday.

Dallas Stars

Jason Robertson got on the board these playoffs with Game 5’s opening goal, his first Stanley Cup Playoffs goal. Robertson led the Stars with 41 goals this season and needs to elevate his scoring touch if Dallas is to pull off the first-round upset. Through five games, Joe Pavelski is the only Stars skater with multiple goals and at least three points this series which won’t cut it.

Oettinger’s been outstanding in his playoff debut, currently at a .956 save percentage off 172 shots faced. He saved 50 shots the last time Dallas took the ice at home and Friday should be another busy night for the 23-year-old goalie.

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