Two teams will try to put an end to their losing streak when the Dallas Stars host the Montreal Canadiens at American Airlines Center in Dallas on January 18, 2022.
- Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 18/1/2022
- Starting time – 8.30 PM ET
- Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Dallas Stars Stats & Form
The Dallas Stars are a pretty good team but that cannot be said according to the standings where the Stars are sixth in the Central Division and 12th in the Western Conference with an 18-15-2 record.
Dallas has won 5 of their last 8 games but has lost the last two, most recently 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Stars scored first as Esa Lindel hit the net with six minutes to go in the first period but that was what they did the whole game. The reigning champions equalized by the end of the period and with two goals in the last one went on for a routine win.
Joe Pavelski continues to thrive. The veteran center has accumulated a remarkable nine points already this month and now leads the squad with 15 goals along with 20 assists and a plus 10 rating.
The Stars are 22nd in the league with 2.77 scored goals per game and 17th with 3 conceded goals per game.
Dallas Stars News
Alexander Radulov and Andrej Sekera will not suit up for the Stars tonight.
Montreal Canadiens Stats & Form
The last season’s finalists are having a terrible season as they are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 7-25-5 record.
It has been more than a month since the Canadiens won, 3-2 in a shootout against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 16th, 2021. Since then, nine of Montreal’s games have been postponed and the Canadiens lost the other six.
Most recently, Montreal failed 5-2 against the worst team in the Western Conference, the Arizona Coyotes.
Ryan Poehling scored Montreal’s second power-play goal in its last 35 chances and Rem Pitlick also scored. Cayden Primeau allowed four goals on 16 shots before being replaced by Sam Montembeault in the third period.
Montreal has the worst offense and defense in the league scoring only 2.08 goals per game while conceding 3.68 which ties them at the bottom with the Coyotes.
Montreal Canadiens News
Jake Allen, Paul Byron, Joel Edmundson and Brendan Gallagher are all out for the match in Dallas.
Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Head-to-Head Stats
The Stars and the Canadiens have split the last ten games against each other with the Stars winning three of the last five. Four of those have gone into overtime. Five of the last seven games between these two have been under 5.5 goals.
Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds
The Dallas Stars are favorites to win this game with -161 odds in their favor. The odds for Montreal’s win are set at 336 while the draw is at 382.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -108 to go over and -115 for under.
The Stars are not having their best season but are a much better team than the Canadiens. Dallas is ranked third in the West when it comes to home games with a 14-3-1 record and they will definitely add another one against the Canadiens.