St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars Game 4: Predictions, Odds, and How to Watch

How to Watch

Where: American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 9:30 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVAS, SN 360 | WFAN

St. Louis Blues (Away)

Head Coach: Craig Berube {All-Time 133-77-34 STL, PHI}

Interesting fact: the St. Louis Blues are 4-0 on the road during these Stanley Cup playoffs heading into game four in Dallas, TX. Will they make it five in a row?

In game three, the Blues played disciplined hockey and quickly thwarted all Dallas comeback goals, responding to all Dallas goals with one of their own within minutes – with Pat Maroon finally sealing the deal with his game-winning goal with 1:38 remaining in the game. They out shot the Stars 34-31.

In game three, goaltender Jordan Binnington tied the NHL record for the fewest amount of games needed to reach his 30th win – reaching the milestone in 39 games. Binnington will be between the pipes yet again for St. Louis in game four. Through his first nine playoff games, Binnington has a goals against average of 2.65, a save percentage of .910, and one assist. He has played 543 minutes.

Dallas Stars (Home)

Head Coach: Jim Montgomery {All-Time 43-32-7 DAL}

Although they lost, game three saw a lot of positives for the Dallas Stars. Their penalty kill stayed strong, to this point only allowing one goal on 24 chances during the first two rounds. The Stars also out-hit their opponents and annihilated the Blues in the faceoff circle – ending game three with a faceoff win percentage of 62.5.

However, after coming back from a one-goal deficit three times throughout game three, the Stars eventually ran out of gas. That being said, one can have flashbacks of Dallas’ first-round series against the Nashville Predators – being down on the road and coming back to win the series.

Vezina finalist Ben Bishop, who has been a major player for the Stars during these playoffs, will once again start for the Stars. Like Binnington, Bishop has also started in nine games these playoffs. His goals against average thus far sits at 2.26 and his save percentage is .931. He is 5-4 over 557 minutes played and has two penalty minutes.

Series recap (St. Louis leads series 2-1) Game one: 3-2 St. Louis, Game two: 4-2 Dallas, Game three: 4-3 St. Louis

Playoff Performers

Jaden Schwartz finds himself ranked in the top-15 in playoff scoring and leads the St. Louis Blues with six goals and two assists after scoring only 11 goals total in the regular season. Schwartz is a plus-4 with one power play goal and two game-winning goals. He has 24 shots and his shooting percentage is 25.

Dallas’ leading score, captain Jamie Benn, finds himself one spot out of the top-15. Across nine games, Benn has registered two goals and six assists with one power play goal. He has 30 shots, giving him a rather poor 6.7 shooting percentage.

Questions to answer

Undefeated on the road so far these playoffs, can the St. Louis Blues make it five road wins in a row and head back home with a 3-1 series lead?

Can the Dallas Stars take better advantage of their faceoff wins and improve on their puck possession?

Will the Blues find a way to get one past the Dallas Stars’ penalty killing unit?

St. Louis Blues Injury Report

F Sammy Blais – day-to-day (lower-body)

F Erik Foley – IR (concussion)

Dallas Stars Injury Report

F Jamie Oleksiak – day-to-day (lower-body)

F Martin Hanzal – IR (upper-body)

D Marc Methot – IR (lower-body)

D Stephen Johns – IR (undisclosed)

St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars Odds

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888Sport NJ +100 -122
BetStars NJ +105 -125

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