Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 11/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Darcy Kuemper and the Colorado Avalanche (10-5-1) travel to American Airlines Center on Friday where they'll meet the Dallas Stars (8-7-2).
The Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory against the Ducks the last time they stepped on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 71.0% and they had a PDO of 117.4 for this game. They totaled 28 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick against was 27, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 52.6%. The Corsi for the Avalanche came in at 44 and the Corsi against was 36 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 55.0%. Colorado accumulated 19 minutes in the box in this game. In addition, they had 7 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. The Avalanche had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. In the game, they converted 5 out of the 36 shots they put on net.
Colorado Avalanche opponents have amassed 44 power play opportunities (31st in the league) and have come away with 11 goals in those chances. The Avalanche have had 489 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. Colorado has tried 523 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.4%. While at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 40 goals while scoring 51 of their own. Colorado skates onto the rink with 66 power play opportunities and they have tallied 14 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 21.21%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 21 points and their points percentage is .656. In terms of scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 65 goals (7th in the league) this season and have allowed 51.
The man in net for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Over the course of his pro career, Kuemper has 134 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .561. His save percentage currently is .916 in his 14,389 minutes on the ice. Kuemper has seen 7,119 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 6,522 total saves. Opponents have tallied 597 goals against Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.49. He has accumulated a record of 115-87-32 and he has started in 239 games. Kuemper has been in goal for 256 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their last contest, Dallas squared up with the Oilers in a game where the Stars got the win by a mark of 4-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and their percentage of oZS was 50.0%. They had 5 chances on the power play in this one and scored 2 goals out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick rate came in at 52.4% by compiling a Fenwick of 33 and the Oilers having a 30 Fenwick at even strength. The Stars scored 4 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Dallas had a 50.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Dallas had and they showed up in this game.
Dallas has taken 520 shots (29th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.85%, while allowing the other team 517 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.19% on their opponents 57 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.1%. They have recorded 50 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 28.00%. The Stars have racked up 32 goals at even strength and 14 goals (8th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 51 goals to be scored by of a combination of 38 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 46 goals, 18 points, and a points percentage of .529.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Braden Holtby between the pipes. He has compiled 13,195 saves out of 14,425 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .915. Holtby has a career record of 291-137-50 and has been in net for 497 contests. He has been a starter 487 games and his ice time sits at 28,561 mins. Holtby's rate of quality starts comes out to 57.1% and he has made 278 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has allowed 1,230 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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