Stars vs. Wild Preview

dallas stars vs minnesota wild nhl odds nhl preview nhl betting information

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (AP) - Thanks to a late surge, the Dallas Stars have a chance to reach the playoffs on the final day of the season.

View Current Dallas Stars Odds

The Stars, though, will need to beat the visiting Minnesota Wild on Sunday and get some help to secure their first postseason berth since 2007-08.

Dallas (42-28-11) has not been in playoff position since March 22 and fell five points behind eighth-place Chicago on April 1 during a season-worst 0-3-3 skid. The Stars, though, have responded with four straight victories to pull within two points of the Blackhawks.

According to NHL odds and oddsmakers from online sports book have not released an overnight line for Sunday's game between the Stars and the Wild. Current NHL Public Betting Information will have all the latest info once it becomes available.

After Chicago defeated Detroit on Friday, Brenden Morrow scored a pivotal third-period goal - his fourth goal in as many games - in a 3-2 victory over Colorado that kept the Stars from being eliminated.

"We keep the dream alive and keep believing we can get in there," forward Mike Ribeiro said.

To pass the Blackhawks for the eighth seed, Dallas must win and have Chicago lose in regulation to the Red Wings. That scenario would send it to the third tiebreaker, head-to-head matchups, which the Stars hold.

"The only thing we control is how we prepare and how we play," defenseman Stephane Robidas told the team's website. "That's the only thing we can focus on. It's frustrating (to need help), but at the same time, that's why you play 82 games, to get a shot at playing in the playoffs."

The Stars appear to have a good shot to do their part. Dallas has won six in a row over Minnesota (38-35-8) and has outscored the Wild 12-3 in three matchups this season.

In the most recent meeting, Kari Lehtonen needed to make only 14 saves in a 4-0 victory March 11.

Minnesota has gone 3-10-1 in its last 14, getting outscored 54-24 over that span. The Wild defeated Edmonton 3-1 on Friday, overcoming a brawl-filled first period to end a three-game slide.

"We came in here with a mindset of coming in and playing hard and to get our 20th road win," forward Brad Staubitz said. "We had a tough loss in Vancouver (5-0 on Thursday) and we played hard and with emotion. That was a long first period but I thought we stuck together and fared well."

Minnesota is 1-4-1 in its last six home games - the only victory coming against the Oilers - and has been outscored 27-13 over that stretch.

Dallas is seeking its third straight victory at the Xcel Energy Center, which would tie its longest run there. The Stars' other three-game win streak in Minnesota was March 19, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002.

Bet On Stars vs. Wild Odds

Want More From Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Habs vs. Lightning Game 5 Prediction After failing to do so on Monday night, the Lightning will attempt to finish off the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final, this time on their home ice when the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Habs Game 4 Prediction The Lightning will go for a sweep of the Canadiens on Monday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Montreal salvage at least one win the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Canadiens Game 3 Prediction Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals will take place from Montreal on Friday night where the Canadiens will host the Lightning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Down 2-0 in the...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 2 Prediction The Lightning whipped the Canadines in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, while the over also cashed in the series opener. With Game 2 on deck for...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 1 Pick Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final will be held Monday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, where the Lightning will host the Canadiens at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the...

NHL Headlines