2/15/16 Free Expert NHL Hockey Picks and Predictions
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators, February 15th 2016
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- Dallas Stars -> Kari Lehtonen (likely)
He is coming off a 4-3 win Saturday night against the Capitals in which he stopped 20 of 23 shots. Lehtonen has now won three games in a row but has allowed eight goals in those games.
Lehtonen is 9-3 with a 2.98 GAA on the road, while vs Nashville in his career he has gone 8-9 with a 2.41 GAA.
- Nashville Predators -> Carter Hutton
Hutton has won his last three starts, while allowing just one goal on 78 shots. This will be his second straight appearance after he posted a shutout against Florida on Saturday.
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The Stars continue to rank 2nd overall in scoring throughout the NHL, potting 3.2 goals per game and 5th in power play conversions, converting on 22.3% of their chances. At the defensive end of the ice they are 18th in the league in goals allowed, giving up 2.7 goals per game, while allowing teams to convert on 20.2% of their power play chances, which ranks 21st in the league.
The Stars are already missing Jason Spezza, one of their top goal scorers with 18, due to an upper-body ailment.
John Klingberg, one of the league’s highest-scoring defensemen, has four goals and three assists this month. Dallas has also gotten four goals and four assists in the last five games from Patrick Eaves, who had four points in his first 31.
Nashville ranks 15th in scoring, potting 2.6 goals per game, while converting on 20.0% of their power play chances, which ranks 11th in the league. On the defensive end of the ice they come in at 16th in goals allowed, allowing 2.6 goals per game, mostly Pekka Rinne’s fault so far this season. 1st in shots allowed 26.3 shots per game, and 24th in penalty killing, allowing teams to convert on 21.3% of their power play chances.
The Predators have given up a combined 18 goals in recent home games but topped Florida 5-0 on Saturday to earn three points in their two contests at the Sunshine State. Carter Hutton stopped 22 shots in his first action since January 27th
Money Line Odds
- Dallas: (-105)
- Nashville: (-125)
Game Total Odds
- Over 5.5 (-110)
- Under 5.5 (-110)
Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators NHL Pick 2/15/16
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