Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames Game 7 Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 14, 2022

Jacob Markstrom, Calgary Flames, 2022

The first-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs concludes with a winner-take-all between the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames.

Dallas
46-30-4-2
AT
May 15, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
50-21-9-2
Puckline +1.5 -144
Moneyline +187
Over / Under o +5

26%

Betting Action

74%

Puckline -1.5 +120
Moneyline -225
Over / Under u +5

26%

Betting Action

74%

Dallas did their job Friday evening at home with a 4-2 victory and now the series goes back up to Canada for one final game. With Dallas’ win, the home team is now 4-2 this series with Calgary winning two of three at home.

No game this series has had more than six goals. If you’ve been keeping up with these previews, this will sound like a broken record but it’s a bizarre trend for a Flames squad that averaged over 3.5 goals per outing and a Stars team with a pair of 35-goal scorers.

Puck drop for Game 7 at Scotiabank Saddledome is set for 9:30 p.m. EDT with the Flames -180 on the moneyline and the over-under at 5.5 on the NHL odds.

Stars vs. Flames NHL Betting Odds

The over hit for the second time this series with a series-high six goals scored in Friday night’s Game 6. Each team has 12 goals this series, meaning the average combined goals per game is four, an extremely low number. Again this is all a reality due to the goaltending on each side — each starter has a save percentage of at least .945.

Dallas is a sub. 500 team on the road this season, which is something to consider especially with Calgary 27-10-4 on home ice. In their three road games this series, the Stars have a total of three goals.

Dallas Stars

The Stars now have multi goal scorers in the playoffs, who join Joe Pavelski and his team-leading thee goals. Roope Hintz’s second of the playoffs opened the scoring in Game 6 and Tyler Seguin’s empty-netter, also his second goal this series, sealed the scoring. Michael Raffl also found the back of the net for this second time this series while Miro Heiskanen’s first of the playoff’s ended up as Friday’s game-winning goal.

Jake Oettinger was once again peppered with shots but responded with 36 saves on 38 shots against. Oettinger’s at a ridiculous .954 save percentage, which is Conn Smythe-worthy so far.

Calgary Flames

Michael Stone and Mikael Backlund scored for the Flames on Friday night as Calgary continued to struggle to solve Oettinger. Backlund now has three goals in the playoffs which is tied for the team lead with Johnny Gaudreau. With an assist on Stone’s tally, Gaudreau now has six points this series to lead Calgary. His linemate, Matthew Tkachuk, has four assists but is still looking for his first post-season goal.

Jacob Markstrom had 36 saves in a losing effort, facing over 35 shots for the first time this series. Markstrom has seen 16, 22, and 21 shots in Calgary’s trio of home games.

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