Flames vs. Stars Game 3 Prediction, Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

David Bastl | Updated Aug 14, 2020

Jamie Oleksiak, Stars, 2020

Jamie Oleksiak scored with 40 seconds left in regulation giving the Stars a 5-4 win. Friday’s game three is split right down the middle with the Flames -110 and Stars -100 on the money line.

Dallas
37-24-5-3
AT
August 14, 2020, 10:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Calgary
36-27-6-1
Puckline +1.5 -274
Moneyline -115
Over / Under o +5

39%

Betting Action

61%

Puckline -1.5 +227
Moneyline -105
Over / Under u +5

39%

Betting Action

61%

The Dallas Stars got a goal with 40 seconds left in game two tying the series with the Flames. This best of seven series between the Flames and the Stars is now a best of five.

Stars vs. Flames NHL Stanley Cup Odds

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, because you have. Friday’s game three is split right down the middle with the Flames -110 and Stars -110 on the money line. The Flames puck line (+1.5) is listed +222, while the Stars puck line (-1.5) is marked at -268.

The Flames do have the slim edge in taking the series, currently at -117, with the Stars right there at -116.

Interesting note, despite these two teams combining for nine goals in game two, the total for this game is listed at an even five. There is a slight edge to that number going over the mark at -135 at Sports Interaction.

Dallas Stars

Dillon Dube once again established a great start for the Flames in game two opening the scoring only 19 seconds into the game. It was his third goal in two games.

But the Flames took their foot off the gas so to speak, allowing Dallas to score the next four out of five goals in the game.

Calgary could be missing Matthew Tzachuk for game three. First, he left the game after taking a stick from Jamie Benn off a faceoff but returned to the game. Later, he was sandwiched by a hit from Benn and Jamie Oleksiak, and did not return. Now considering game three will be the second game of a back to back, his status is unknown. The Flames have a couple of options up front if Tzachuk is unable to go. Signs point to Austin Czarnik to enter the lineup to fill the spot.

Calgary Flames

The Stars averaged 2.58 goals per game (26th in the NHL) in the regular season and scored just five times (once on the shootout) in three round-robin games entering Thursday’s game against the Flames, but that all changed in game two. The team exploded for five goals on 36 shots in the victory.

Jamie Oleksiak scored with 40 seconds left in regulation after accepting a great pass from Corey Perry to give the Stars a 5-4 win. It was his second goal since the NHL restart.

Miro Heiskanen continues to lead the Stars on the scoresheet and he did it again Thursday night. Entering play in game two he had five points in four games. He added to that mark with a pair of goals on four shots and has a plus three.

Ben Bishop made his first start since August 3 versus Vegas. He stopped 22-of-26 shots he faced.

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