The Dallas Stars are hosting a playoff game for the first time since May 5, 2019, when they were knocked out of the playoffs by the eventual champion St. Louis Blues. Dallas lost in the Stanley Cup Final in 2020, but those games were all played in Edmonton. This betting guide delivers some analysis into a few player props for today’s game between the Flames and the Stars as it moves to Dallas.
Andrew Mangiapane Points (Over 0.5, +120)
It was a breakout season for Calgary’s Andrew Mangiapane. The 25-year-old played in all 82 games, setting career highs with 35 goals, 20 assists, and 55 points. He hasn’t scored a point in the first-round series, but he’s not alone in that distinction, with the teams scoring only three goals through the first two games. That could change in Game 3 as the second line for the Flames seemed to pick up a bit in Game 2.
The combination of Mangiapane, Mikael Backlund, and Tyler Toffoli didn’t score in Game 2, but they created a number of chances and combined for eight of Calgary’s 29 shots on goal. There’s going to be a point in this series where both teams score, and the Flames’ second line has been their most consistent unit throughout the first two games. Getting better than even money (+120) on Mangiapane to pick up a point is worth a look.
Noah Hanifin Shots (Over 2.5, +115)
Noah Hanifin has been Calgary’s best defenseman in this series, at least in generating offense. He has six shots in the series and has gotten a lot of power-play time. Shots have been at a premium, but Calgary has outshot the Stars in both games thus far. The Flames also took more shots as a team on the road in the regular season and will be looking to push the pace a little more after getting a bit bottled up in Game 2.
Through the five games against the Stars in the regular season and this playoff series, he’s averaged a little more than three shots per game. Dallas also has given Calgary the Stars eight power plays across the first two contests, and Hanifin runs the show from the point when on the man advantage. This series should open up, and even if it just opens up a little bit, this is a good number for Hanifin to get at least three shots (+115).
Jason Robertson Shots (Over 2.5, -125)
Jason Robertson has one point (an assist) in Dallas’ first-round series thus far. He scored two goals in three regular-season games against the Stars. He is going to get a goal in this series sooner or later, and his production is going to pick up now that he’s at home. He’ll get more chances, meaning the odds for him to get at least three shots on goal (-125) look sharp.
Robertson had eight shots on goal in three regular-season contests against Calgary, and a quarter of them found the back of the net. Robertson’s line is looking like they’ve been countered a bit, but the last change will make a big difference here. Expect his offense to increase, and take him to get at least three shots on target.
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