Power Sports' NON-CONFERENCE GAME OF THE MONTH ~ 5-0 SUNDAY SWEEP!
Dallas vs. NY Rangers,
02/03/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 5 - 3
Money Line: -135 Dallas
9* Dallas (7:05 ET): More and more, I’m liking the Stars’ chances of finishing at least third in the Central Division, which would of course guarantee them a spot in the playoffs. Right now, they’re tied with Colorado for second, six points back of defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis. The key with the Stars is that they have given up the fewest number of goals in the league (129). Every other team in the Western Conference has allowed at least 19 more goals. I look for another strong effort in goal tonight.
The Rangers are the opposition tonight and they are coming off a home and home sweep of Detroit to start their second half. Really, the Rangers couldn’t have asked for a more favorable way to come out of the All-Star Break then with two games against the worst team in hockey. Saturday in the Motor City, they shut the Red Wings out 1-0. It was just the third shutout win of the year for NY and the bad news is they are 0-2 SU off the prior two. Despite the two straight wins, the Rangers remain well off the playoff pace in the Eastern Conference.
Dallas went to New Jersey on Saturday and won 3-2. It was the third consecutive game scoring exactly three goals, a good sign given what a good job they do at preventing the opposing team from scoring. The Stars have also beaten Tampa Bay since coming back from the All-Star Break. All nine goals scored by the team since the Break have come at even strength as they’ve gone 0 for 14 on the power play. Considering the Rangers are just 22nd in penalty killing, don’t be surprised if the Stars break out of their recent PP slump and score once or twice w/ the man advantage here. 9* Dallas