Stars and Avalanche meet to open second round

Stars and Avalanche meet to open second round

Colorado Avalanche (50-25-7, third in the Central Division) vs. Dallas Stars (52-21-9, first in the Central Division)

Dallas; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

BETMGM SPORTS BOOK: Stars LINE -131, Avalanche +111; plus/minus is 6

SECOND ROUND OF THE NHL PLAYOFFS: The Stars host the series opener

RESULT : The Dallas Stars host the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round. The teams meet on Sunday for the fifth time this season. The Avalanche were 3-1 against the Stars in the regular season. In their final regular season game on April 7, the Stars won 7-4.

Dallas is 52-21-9 overall with a 17-7-2 record against the Central Division. The Stars are 30-7-2 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.

Colorado is 50-25-7 overall with a 20-9-2 record in Central Division play. The Avalanche has allowed 252 goals while scoring 302 for a +50 differential.

GREAT PERFORMANCE: Jason Robertson has 29 goals and 51 assists for the Stars. Wyatt Johnston has four goals and three assists in the last 10 games.

Mikko Rantanen has 42 goals and 62 assists for the Avalanche. Valeri Nichushkin has nine goals and one assist in the last 10 games.

LATEST 10 GAMES: Stars: 6-4-0, averaging two goals, 3.3 assists, 2.1 penalties and 4.2 penalty minutes while allowing 1.8 goals per game.

Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 4.5 goals, 7.5 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game.

INJURIES: Stars: Jani Hakanpaa: day to day (lower body), Mason Marchment: day to day (undisclosed).

Avalanche: Jonathan Drouin: out (lower body), Gabriel Landeskog: out for the season (knee), Logan O’Connor: out for the season (hip), Joel Kiviranta: day to day (lower body).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.