Free NHL Picks Today For Western Conference Finals Game One: Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars 5/19/23

Free NHL Picks Today For Western Conference Finals Game One: Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars 5/19/23
Fri 19th May 2023

The Dallas Stars (+105) are on the road to face the Vegas Golden Knights (-125) at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The total is 5.5 (O: -105, U: -115)The Stars committed only one penalty in the game, holding Seattle without a power play goal.

Roope Hintz and Wyatt Johnston both scored once for the Stars. Jake Oettinger had a great performance with 22 saves (.956%) in the win. Jonathan Marchessault was the leading goal scorer for the Golden Knights, netting a hat trick. Adin Hill was impressive in the win, making 38 saves (.950%).


The Stars won all three regular season games between the teams this season, including a 2-1 (SO) victory in their last meeting in April, their fourth straight win against Vegas. Joel Kiviranta scored Dallas’ only goal. Oettinger got the win, saving 19 of 20 shots (.950%).


Dallas is averaging 3.45 goals per game for the season, sixth in the NHL, and they are taking on a Golden Knights team that is allowing 2.77 goals a game (9th).

Meanwhile, Vegas has found the net 3.31 times a game on average, 11th in the league, and the Stars are holding opponents to 2.68 goals per game (5th).

The Stars’ 25.59% power play percentage is the third-best in the league, while the Golden Knights rank 21st with a conversion rate of 19.35%. Dallas has been equally adept at penalty killing, boasting the league’s third-highest PK% at 83.51%. Vegas ranks 25th at 74.67%.


With 109 points this season, sixth-most in the NHL, Jason Robertson is the top skater for the Stars. He is among the league leaders in both goals and assists, finding the net 46 times (7th) and assisting 63 scores for this teammates (10th). In the net, Oettinger (37-11-11) is Dallas’ top goaltender.

He has a 2.37 GAA and a .919% save percentage.Jack Eichel and Chandler Stephenson lead the Golden Knights in scoring with 66 and 65 points, respectively. Eichel has 27 goals and 39 assists, while Stephenson has 16 goals and 49 assists in 81 games.

Hill (16-7-1) has the best goals against average for Vegas at 2.49. He has a save percentage of .914%. Logan Thompson (21-13-3) has played the most games in net for the Golden Knights this season. He has a 2.65 GAA and a .915% save percentage.


Dallas is 28-14-5 on the road this season. Vegas is 29-17-1 at home this season.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

Vegas Golden Knights (-125)

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