For 21 consecutive seasons in Detroit has made a playoffs appearance and the Red Wings have no intention of ending the streak tonight. All they need is one point away at Dallas, but the visitors can’t afford to take any chances and will focus on securing a regulation time victory.
Match: Dallas vs Detroit
Odds: William Hill 2.10
Detroit no longer has the dominant roster that propelled them to the playoffs one decade ago, but they are still one of the best teams in the Western Conference. They currently stand on the seventh place but both Minnesota and Columbus are within striking distance and could overtake them if they fail to win in Texas. The Red Wings won three consecutive games and scored an average of four goals per match, while conceding just one and have greatly improve their power-play percentage.
Dallas is already out of the playoffs race and the only thing that the Stars can do right now is to ruin the party for the visitors. There is no rivalry between the two teams and with the hosts riding a four-game losing streak, it is hard to believe that the Red Wings can miss the playoffs. They should be fairly concerned about the fact that the Stars lost all these recent four games by one goal and went to overtime twice. Luckily for Detroit the additional minutes pose no threat, because as long as they cross the 60 minutes threshold, they have nothing to worry about.
Dallas fans bid farewell to hockey and those who choose to support their team from the stands are very likely to witness the fifth consecutive defeat. Detroit fans and regular punters who back them to win with William Hill will celebrate after the game ends.