The Stars have eliminated the Flames (4-2), Avalanche (4-3) and Golden Knights (4-1).
These two teams have played against each other twice this season. The Stars won 4-3 in OT in Tampa and then they won 3-2 in OT at home. This series could have a lot of games heading to OT.
Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning with 26 points (6G/20A). Brayden Point and Victor Hedman are tied for the lead on the team in goals (9). Ondrej Palat has also scored 8 goals in the playoffs.
Miro Heiskanen leads the Stars with 22 points (5G/17A). Joe Pavelski and Denis Gurianov lead the team with 9 goals, while Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov have both scored 8 goals.
These two teams can score plenty of goals. The Lightning are averaging 3.11 GPG (4th) in the playoffs, while the Stars are averaging 2.95 GPG (7th). The big difference in this series could be goaltending.
Andrei Vasilevskiy is 14-5 in the playoffs with a 1.82 GAA and .931 SV%. He’s the best goalie in the NHL and he could be the difference in this series. Anton Khudobin has started most games in net for the Stars – he has a 12-6 record in the playoffs with a 2.62 GAA and .920 SV%.
Goaltending is going to be important in this series. Vasilevskiy could steal a couple games. I wish we were getting a better price, but the best bet to win the 2020 Stanley Cup are the Lightning (-190).
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