Flames vs Stars: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs odds, prediction, preview

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Nov 4, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) and Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) fight for position in front of Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference: Pacific #1 Calgary Flames vs. WC1 Dallas Stars

How To Watch

Game Date Time (ET) Host TV
1 Tuesday, May 3 10 p.m. CGY ESPN2
2 Thursday, May 5 10 p.m. CGY TBS
3 Saturday, May 7 9:30 p.m. DAL TNT
4 Monday, May 9 9:30 p.m. DAL TBS
5* TBD
6* TBD
7* TBD

*If necessary

Tale of the Tape

Flames STAT Stars
50-21-11 (111 points) Record 46-30-6 (98 points)
3.59 (6th) Goals Per Game 2.88 (20th)
2.54 (3rd) Goals Allowed Per Game 3.01 (14th)
+85 Goal Differential -8
25-9-7Home, 25-12-4 Away Home/Away Record 27-10-4 Home, 19-20-2 Away
23.08% (10th) Power Play 22.18 (11th)
82.93%% (6th) Penalty Kill 78.9%% (19th)

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Flames leaders

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Johnny Gaudreau (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Johnny Gaudreau, LW:  40 goals, 75 assists, 115 points
  • Matthew Tkachuk, LW: 42 goals, 62 assists, 104 points
  • Jacob Markstrom, G:  37-15-9, .922 SV%, 2.22 GAA

Stars leaders:

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Joe Pavelksi (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Joe Pavelski, C: 27 goals, 54 assists, 81 points
  • Jason Robertson, LW: 41 goals, 38 assists, 79 points
  • Roope Hintz: 37 goals, 35 assists, 72 points

Series Odds

  • DAL to win: +210
  • CGY to win: -260

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Series Prediction

Flames win in 4 games (4-0)

  • There is little to suggest that the Flames will have any sort of trouble with the Stars, who are the only team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs field to have a negative goal differential this season (-8).
  • Calgary is stacked with scoring talent, whether its Johnny Gaudreau or Matthew Tkachuk or Elias Lindholm. Calgary boasted three 40-goal scorers and an additional 30-goal scorer in Andrew Mangiapane.
  • It’s their defense, though, that doesn’t necessarily get a ton of credit — yet its one of the very best units in the league. Rasmus Andersson and Noah Hanafin have emerged as effective top defensemen while the young Oliver Kylington took a considerable step forward to provide some depth on the backend.
  • It’s the goalie matchup, though, that will see Calgary cruise in this series. Jacob Markstrom is one of the best in the league and is having a career season at 32 years old.

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