Calgary vs Dallas: prediction for the NHL game
Calgary had a successful start to the series, but in the second and third games the Flames suffered defeats (0:1 and 2:4) due to problems both in attack and on defense. In the fourth game, the Flames pulled themselves together and crushed Dallas with a score of 4:1. Forward Gaudreau had a good game; he scored a goal and gave an assist. Today Calgary will strive to build on that success.
Dallashave been impressive in the first round of the playoffs. They demonstrated solid defensive performance and secured two important victories over the Flames, however, in the last game, the Stars suffered a defeat at home (1:4). Rick Bowness charges gave an uncharacteristic performance on defense and allowed Calgary 54 shots on goal.
In 3 head-to-head games out of 4, the teams failed to score in each period.
In 3 head-to-head games out of 5, Calgary scored the first goal.
Calgary are back at home, where they have an opportunity to take the lead in their round-of-16 match. The Flames seem to have found the key to Dallas' defense and should capitalize on that advantage today. The Stars are unimpressive on offense, so we doubt they can overcome Calgary in this fixture.
Our prediction - Calgary to win
Dallas can defeat Calgary if they can withhold the opponent's attack. We believe that the Stars will play a very defensive brand of hockey in the upcoming game and suggest taking the under.
Second prediction - total under 5.5 goals