Avalanche vs. Stars Game 6 Prediction

NHL Postseason Predictions, 9/2/2020: Avalanche vs. Stars Game 6

Game 6 of the NHL Western Conference second round between the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars is tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET in Edmonton. Can the Avalanche force a Game 7 or will the Stars eliminate Colorado tonight?

Game Snapshot

Who: Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8) vs. Dallas Stars (37-24-8)

What: NHL Western Conference Playoffs, 2nd Round

When: Wednesday, September 2nd, 8:00 p.m. ET

Odds: Avalanche (-125)/Stars (+105) O/U 6

Public Betting: Find out which sides are betting in this matchup at our NHL Public Betting Page

Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin

Michael Hutchinson stopped 31 of 34 shots in Monday's 6-3 win over Dallas in Game 5. The Avalanche came into an elimination game with their third-string netminder between the pipes, as both Philipp Grubauer and Pavel Francouz are unfit to play right now. Winning with Hutchinson in goal was going to be a tough task, but the Avs took care of that by scoring five goals in the first period and never looking back. Two of the three goals the veteran netminder allowed came while the Stars were on the power play. The 30-year-old may have to start another elimination game on Wednesday night. The Avs still trail this best-of-seven series 3-2.

Dallas Stars DFS Spin

Ben Bishop was pulled in Monday's 6-3 loss to Colorado in Game 5. Bishop made a surprise start tonight, but he didn't look comfortable at all after going 18 days between games. Whatever injury was plaguing him seemed to be hampering his ability to perform tonight. He was given the hook after allowing four goals on 19 shots in under 14 minutes. The loss wasn't just on the veteran's shoulders, but starting him over Anton Khudobin could be a decision that head coach Rick Bowness ends up regretting in the long run. Bishop now has a 1-2 record with a 5.43 goals-against-average and a .844 save percentage this postseason. There's no guarantee that he'll start Game 6 on Wednesday night. Dallas still has a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series.

NHL Playoffs Betting Prediction

The Aves have too much firepower to go down in six games to a Stars team that can’t match Colorado’s speed. Nathan MacKinnon is coming off a huge Game 5, picking up a goal and an assist in Monday’s 6-3 win and he’ll be a handful again tonight for Dallas’ defense. MacKinnon is riding an incredible 13-game point streak and has tallied at least one point in every game since the NHL has resumed play in Canada. He also has eight goals and 23 points in 13 games.

Meanwhile, Andre Burakovsky has five goals in his last three playoff games when his team faces elimination, as well as eight goals in his last seven contests. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Burakovsky tally a goal or a helper tonight against Bishop or Khudobin (as of this writing, we don’t know who will start in net for the Stars).

Given the uncertainty in net for Dallas, I can’t pass on the Aves’ money line odds at -125.


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 Aves vs. Lightning Prediction The Lightning forced a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final with a victory in Colorado over the Avalanche on Thursday night. Will Colorado wrap things up tonight at 8:00 p.m....
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Avalanche Prediction The Avalanche have an opportunity to close out their series against the Lightning and hoist the Stanley Cup with a win in Game 5 tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. With...
Thumbnail Aves vs. Lightning Game 4 Prediction The Lightning responded from their meltdown in Game 2 with a resounding victory in Game 3 on Monday night. Will Tampa Bay now even the best-of-seven Stanley Cup...
Thumbnail Aves vs. Lightning Game 3 Prediction After they were throttled in Game 2 on Saturday night, are the Lightning a good bet to rebound in Game 3 on Monday night when they host the Aves at 8:00 p.m. ET...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Aves Game 2 Prediction The Lightning erased a two-goal deficit in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night but it wasn’t enough. Will they avoid falling into another 2-0...

NHL Headlines