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Avalanche vs. Stars: NHL Same Game Parlay Picks: Wednesday (5/15)


It’s one of the most exciting times of the year: the Stanley Cup Playoffs. What makes the NHL have such a special playoff run is that sometimes the best team doesn’t always win. There is only one game and that is the chance to close the first series of the second round. Let’s see if Dallas can move on or if Colorado can wait. Here is my best NHL Same Game Parlay for tonight’s playoff game.

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Wednesday’s Best NHL Same Game Parlay: Avalanche vs. Stars

(Also courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook)

Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars

  • Stage 1: Avalanche Moneyline (+124)
  • Stage 2: Cale Makar more than 0.5 assists (-175)
  • Leg 3: Nathan MacKinnon Anytime Goal (-115)

Where did the avalanche violation go? The best scoring offense of the regular season is gone. They scored two goals in the last two games and are about to be sent home. Now they’ll have to go the rest of the way without their third-leading scorer in the regular season and goal leader in the playoffs, Valeri Nichushkin, who is suspended until next season.

The biggest problem with Colorado during the regular season is that while they have one of the most talented top lines in the league, they lack depth. In the Winnipeg series we started to see those deeper lines contribute, but we see against Dallas that when Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar or Mikko Rantanen aren’t providing the offense, their chances of winning are slim.

Alexander Georgiev has always had this attack in support, but his inefficiencies are evident when the team is not scoring. In this series, he has just an .879 save percentage and 3.19 goals allowed.

This is starting to look like the Dallas team leads in points in the Western Conference. They now dominate this series with an expected target share of 60%.

Wyatt Johnson stands out with his seven goals. We talk about Makar being one of the best two-way defensemen in the league, but we can’t forget about Miro Heiskanen, who leads the team with 12 points (4G 8A). Jason Robertson continues to impress by spreading the puck with seven helpers. The depth does help this team, however, with eight players scoring multiple goals and at least five points.

Most importantly, Jake Oettinger kept the ball in the net. His 2.02 goals average led all active goaltenders, and he was a safe in the cage with a .961 save percentage in the last two games.

The Avs have to find out at some point, right? We’ve seen Dallas have problems closing out series early, so this is a good place to take Colorado to stay alive for at least one more game.

Parlay Odds: +558