This weekend the Dallas Stars will take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Within their respective conferences, these teams are both within the playoff pictures and should provide a good game. With a 44-19-6 record on the season, the Flyers are atop the Eastern. At 36-23-7, the Stars are sitting in the 5th spot in the Western Conference.
In NHL betting lines Odds Philadelphia is a top favorite to win the Stanley Cup at 6-1.
Even though the Stars have actually been outscored by their opponents this season by a margin of two goals, they have achieved a good record this season. Though the Stars seem to find a way to win close games on a regular basis, they are pretty much a middle of the pack team on offense and defense. As the Flyers are a tough team and will definitely hang tough throughout the game, this may help them in this game.
The Flyers will want to try to put the puck in the net as frequently as possible in this game as they have a high scoring offense. The Stars may not be able to keep up if this is a high scoring game as they do not have the same sort of offensive production.
In this game the Stars will be the home team, where they have been at their best this season. While playing at home this year, they are 18-9-5. The Flyers should hang tough in Dallas as they have been an excellent road team this year. While playing on the road this year, they are 20-9-3.
As both of these teams are legitimate playoff contenders, this game could be a playoff preview.