Dallas -150 at Arizona O/U 5.5
Even without the services of Tyler Seguin who remains out with an Achilles tendon injury, the potent and high powered Dallas Stars offense hasn’t really suffered in recent games. Dallas has registered 13 goals in its last three games -- two of those were without Seguin on the ice. They should feast on an Arizona Coyotes squad that has not stepped up well defensively against better teams. Dallas has scored at least three goals in each of the previous meetings against Arizona and should be poised for similar production tonight. However, Arizona should be able to contribute a few goals as well. The Coyotes were shutout in back-to-back games against Tampa Bay and San Jose. After those losses, head coach Dave Tippett bemoaned his team for not working hard enough to generate enough chances and scoring opportunities and the Coyotes responded positively as they scored four goals and fired 31 shots on goal in a 4-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers last time out. Goaltending is still a bit suspect on both sides with Arizona goalie Mike Smith still working his way back into form from a recent injury and Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen still battling with his consistency. Both teams flew over the total in the lone previous meeting back in February; a 6-3 Arizona win. I expect a similar result tonight with enough goals from both squads to send this game up and over the total.