Golden Knights vs Stars Picks and Prediction – 5/5/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/04/2024 at 2:16 PM ET

Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars 05/05/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/5/2024, 11:30 PM UTC
Latest Odds: DAL -145 ; O/U 5.5

Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars Prediction

The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Dallas Stars on Sunday for the seventh and deciding game of their NHL Western Conference series at the American Airlines Center with the opening faceoff at 7:30 PM EST and televised on TBS. The series is tied 3-3 after Vegas defeated Dallas 2-0 on Friday in Game 6. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Vegas Golden Knights Preview

Vegas completed the regular season 45-29-8 with 98 points and earned the second wildcard spot in the Western Conference.

Through the first six games of the postseason, Vegas has a goals for average of 2.50 which ranks 10th out of 16 teams. Vegas is averaging 27.6 shots per game and its power play has scored 30.8% of the time. Jack Eichel and Mark Stone are leading Vegas in goals scored with three each, while Eichel and Ivan Barbashev are the co-leaders in assists with four apiece. Eichel is the leader in points with seven, and two others have five points each. 

Through six postseason games, Vegas is fifth in goals against at 2.33 per game. During the regular season, Vegas goalie Logan Thompson was 25-14-5 with a goals against average of 2.70 and save percentage of .908. In four playoff games, Thompson is 2-2 with a goals against average of 2.35 and save percentage of .921. Adin Hill is 1-1 with a 1.53 GAA and .938 save percentage and Hill has played in each of the last two games. 

Dallas Stars Preview

Dallas finished the regular season 52-21-9 with 113 points, winning the Central division. The Stars will have the home ice advantage in the deciding game seven on Sunday thanks to winning the division title. 

Dallas is 12th in goals for with an average of 2.33, through the first six games of the playoffs, averaging 29.3 shots per game and the power play is scoring 30.8% of the time. Jason Robertson and Wyatt Johnston have each scored three goals to lead Dallas in the postseason, while Miro Heiskanen is the leader in assists with four. Johnston is the leader in points with six, while Hesikanen and Robertson each have five points. 

Dallas is 7th amongst 16 playoff teams in goals against average at 2.50 per game. During the regular season, Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger 35-14-4 with a goals against average of 2.72 and save percentage of .905. In five playoff games, Oettinger is 3-3 with a goals against average of 2.10 and save percentage of .921.

Our Free NHL Pick for Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights

Stars vs Golden Knights Pick

Dallas will win on Sunday and clinch the series. Vegas and Dallas have nearly the exact stats both offensively and defensively through six games of this series. The difference in Game 7 will be the Stars are playing on their home ice. Dallas has won 15 of its last 20 overall and will have their raucous fan base behind them on Sunday. Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger is just 3-3 during the playoffs but has an impressive 2.10 goals against average and .921 save percentage. Dallas Stars win 3-1.

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