Free NHL Picks Today: Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames 3/6/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames 3/6/23
Mon 6th March 2023

Offense meets defense at American Airlines Center on Monday as the high-volume shooting Calgary Flames (27-23-13) travel to face the suffocating goaltending of the Dallas Stars (34-16-13).

Calgary is coming off a 3-0 loss against the Wild on Saturday, their fifth defeat in a row. The Flames committed only two penalties in the game, holding Minnesota without a power play goal.

Jacob Markstrom only had 30 saves on 33 shots against (.909%) in the loss.Dallas won for the third game in a row, beating the Avalanche 7-3 on Saturday. Jason Robertson was the leading goal scorer for the Stars, netting twice. Jake Oettinger saved 32 of 35 shots.


The Flames won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 6-5 victory in January. Five players had two points for Calgary. Joe Pavelski led Dallas with three points (2G 1A). Dan Vladar got the win despite saving only 28 of 33 shots (.848%).


Calgary is averaging 3.06 goals per game for the season, 20th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Stars team that is allowing only 2.59 goals a game (3rd).

Meanwhile, Dallas has found the net 3.30 times a game on average, 12th in the league, and the Flames are allowing opponents to score 3.06 goals per game (15th).

Calgary averages more shots a game (35.5) than most teams in the league, ranking second, though the team’s 8.7% shooting percentage is 32nd. Dallas has proven to be one of the league’s better shot-stopping teams, ranking No. 3 with a team save percentage of .920%.

The Stars’ 22.92% power play percentage ranks 10th in the league, while the Flames are 23rd with a conversion rate of 19.50%. Dallas has been stronger at penalty killing, boasting the league’s fifth-highest PK% at 83.00%. Calgary ranks 12th at 81.57%.


With 53 and 51 points this season, Tyler Toffoli and Elias Lindholm have been the top skaters for the Flames. In the net, Markstrom (15-16-8) is Calgary’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.94 GAA and a .889% save percentage.

Robertson leads the Stars in scoring with 79 points (10th in the league). He has 37 goals (10th in the league) and 42 assists. Oettinger (25-8-10) has the best goals against average for Dallas at 2.29, fifth-best in the league. He has a save percentage of .923%, fourth-best.


Calgary is 12-10-10 on the road this season. Dallas is 17-8-8 at American Airlines Center this season.

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Dallas Stars (-135)

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