Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues Game 5: Predictions, Odds and How to Watch

How to Watch

Where: Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO.

When: Friday, May 3, 9:30 PM EST

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

Dallas Stars (Away)

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

The Dallas Stars made the most of their second home game of the series and outplayed the St. Louis Blues in almost every aspect of the game. The Stars out shot their opponents 31-29, out hit them 31-28, and won 59.3 percent of the faceoffs in game four.

After going down 1-0 early after a St. Louis power play goal, the Stars responded by tying the game and then taking a 2-1 lead with a power play goal of their own. They scored twice more in the second period, making it four unanswered goals. Seguin and Zuccarello both ended the night with two assists a piece and were both plus-1.

After a 27 save performance in game four, goaltender Ben Bishop will once again be between the pipes for the Dallas Stars when they return to St. Louis Friday night. Bishop has played all ten playoff games in 2019 for the Stars and has a goals against average of 2.24 and a save percentage of .931. He has played the second-most minutes of any goalie in the playoffs at 617 and he has two penalty minutes.

St. Louis Blues (Home)

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

Game four in Dallas Wednesday night marked the St. Louis Blues’ first road loss of the 2019 post-season. They were outplayed in many facets of the game and even star goaltender Jordan Binnington didn’t quite look like himself, allowing four goals on 31 shots.

The game started promisingly for the Blues as Vladimir Tarasenko put them up 1-0 on a power play goal that was assisted by Ryan O’Reilly who now has four assists in the past three games. But from their the team fell apart, getting out shot, out hit, and out gunned in the faceoff circle. At times, they looked undisciplined, including when goalie Binnington took two minor penalties in the second period.

Goaltender Jordan Binnington, who has played ten games and 600 minutes during these playoffs, will get the start in game five for the St. Louis Blues. Binnington has a 2.80 goals against average and a save percentage of .906. He has one assist in the 2019 playoffs and also leads all goalies with four penalty minutes.

Series recap (Series is tied 2-2) Game one: 3-2 St. Louis, Game two: 4-2 Dallas, Game three: 4-3 St. Louis, Game four: 4-2 Dallas

Playoff Performers

Between the 11th and 17th spots in playoff scoring leader, the Dallas Stars have four players tied with nine points. Leading the way in goals is Alexander Radulov, who has five goals, four assists, and is a plus-7. He has three power play points and one game-winner. Tyler Seguin and Mats Zuccarello both have three goals and six assists and each have a game-winning goal. Captain Jamie Benn has two goals and seven assists with one power play goal.

Ranked just behind Jamie Benn is the St. Louis Blues’ Alex Pietrangelo. Pietrangelo leads the Blues with one goal and eight assists. He has 29 shots and three power play points. Right behind him, with eight points, is Jaden Schwartz, who has six goals, two assists, and is plus-4 with two game-winning goals.

Questions to answer

Have the Dallas Stars gotten inside the head of young goaltender Jordan Binnington and will they be able to coax more penalties out of the starting goaltender moving forward?

Can the Blues find a way to not only contain the Dallas offense of Radulov, Seguin, and Benn, but find a way to create more scoring chances of their own?

Will the series pattern of one-for-one continue – will we see St. Louis win game five just to turn around and watch Dallas win game six?

Dallas Stars Injury Report

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

F Martin Hanzal – IR (upper-body)

D Marc Methot – IR (back)

D Stephen Johns – IR (undisclosed)

St. Louis Blues Injury Report

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

F Erik Foley – IR (concussion)

Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues Predictions and Odds

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