Dallas, Calgary face off with series tied 1-1
Calgary Flames (50-21-11, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Dallas Stars (46-30-6, fourth in the Central Division)
Dallas; Monday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Flames -155, Stars +130; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Series tied 1-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames are in a 1-1 series tie in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. The teams meet Thursday for the sixth time this season. The Stars won the last matchup 2-0.
Dallas has a 24-10-3 record in home games and a 46-30-6 record overall. The Stars have a 39-5-2 record in games they score at least three goals.
Calgary has a 50-21-11 record overall and a 24-11-3 record in road games. The Flames have a +85 scoring differential, with 291 total goals scored and 206 given up.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jason Robertson has 41 goals and 38 assists for the Stars. Roope Hintz has scored six goals with three assists over the past 10 games.
Elias Lindholm has 42 goals and 40 assists for the Flames. Johnny Gaudreau has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.4 assists, four penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Flames: 5-3-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 5.5 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.
INJURIES: Stars: Braden Holtby: out (lower body), Vladislav Namestnikov: out (lower-body).
Flames: Sean Monahan: out for season (hip), Tyler Parsons: out for season (undisclosed).