Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 9/10/2020 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-154) Stars (+125)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights travel to Rogers Place on Thursday where they'll meet the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of their series. The Stars open this game at +125 while the Golden Knights are priced at -154. The total opens at 5.5. The Golden Knights are covering 52.9% of the time, having gone 36-32 SU. The Stars are covering 52.2% of the time, going 35-32 straight up.
The Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 0 victory over the Stars in Game 2. The Golden Knights were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the win. For the game, they scored on 3 out of the 32 shots they put on net. They also had 6 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those tries. Vegas had a total of 4 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 33 and the Corsi against was 37 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 47.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against sat at 27, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 51.8%. They won 21 face-off wins and lost 13 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 41.5% and they had a PDO of 109.5 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Dallas Stars tallied 24 shots. They had 14 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The man protecting the net for Vegas is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,055 mins in goal this season. Lehner is conceding an average of 2.89 GAA which puts him at 20th among Western Conference goaltenders and 41st in the NHL. So far this year, he has surrendered 99 goals. His save percentage is .920 which puts him at 8th among Western Conference goaltenders. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 224 goals which ranks them 2nd in the West and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +15, which puts them at 10th in the league. The Golden Knights have earned a total of 86 points, which ranks them 8th in the league and 3rd in the West. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 2,450 which ranks them 1st in the West and 1st in the league. As a team, Vegas has a total of 1,810 hits which has them averaging 25.5 per game. They have earned a total of 781 blocks for the season.
In Game 2 Dallas went home with a 52.9% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 37 and they gave up a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick rate came in at 48.2% by earning a Fenwick of 27 and the Golden Knights earning a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Dallas had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO was 90.5 and their percentage of oZS was 59.1%. The Stars scored 0 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but didn't score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Golden Knights had 6 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 1 goal. Dallas allowed 32 shots on goal and the Golden Knights ended up with a total of 4 minutes in the box.
In goal for Dallas is Anton Khudobin who is having an average year by allowing 2.22 goals per game and that places him 3rd among West goaltenders and 5th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,677 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 62 goals. He holds a save % of .930, which has him ranked 1st among West goaltenders and 3rd among goaltenders in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the Western Conference and 17th in the NHL with +4. They currently have a total of 178 goals for the year which is good for 14th in the West. Dallas has a save percentage as a team of .920 which has them 2nd in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.4% putting them at 14th in the West.
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Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-154)
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