A Western Conference Second Round series is set for Thursday night when the Seattle Kraken visit the Dallas Stars. These two teams have split the first four games of this series and it has now turned into a best of three. Below is my NHL pick for the Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars.
Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars Betting Pick
The Pick: Dallas Stars -200
This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
Why Bet the Dallas Stars:
✅ Dallas has been in good form of late having win 12 of their last 16 games played.
✅ The Starts have win seven of their last nine games at home.
✅ Against the Western Conference, the Stars have won 10 of their last 14 games against conference rivals.
Seattle Kraken Missed Their Chance
Seattle had a 2-1 series lead heading into their Tuesday night game and the Kraken could have really taken control of this series with a win in game four. However, the Stars are not going to go down without a fight and they evened the series up at two games each with a 6-3 victory.
Game four got started with a Dallas goal late in the first period to give the Stars a 1-0 lead after one. It was all Dallas from there as they scored three goals in the first 11 minutes of the second period, to make it 4-0, and led 5-1 after the second. The Kraken fought back and scored two unanswered goals in the third period, but it was too little too late as the Stars won 6-3 and tied the series up.
In the game four defeat, Jaden Schwartz, two goals, was joined on the scoresheet by Adam Larsson. Five different Kraken players recorded an assist on the night.
The Dallas Stars Grabbed Home Ice Back
Dallas returned as series favorites with a must win game four victory. The Stars used a dominant second period to cruise to the 6-3 win. An impressive performance by a team that has to feel this is their best chance of winning the Stanley Cup.
Max Domi, two goals, was joined on the scoresheet by Jamie Benn, Thomas Harley, Joe Pavelski, and Roope Hintz. The Stars were full of helpers as 10 different players recorded an assist in the game four win.