Only one game tonight, but it's setting the stage for a huge card on Saturday. This is my first ever hockey post at pregame; hopefully I can contribute a winner or two.
Hiller and Lehtonen are confirmed and when playing in Dallas, the first period has been the lowest scoring period between these two teams by a nice margin. Since 2007 the period averages are 1.0, 1.5 and 2.1 (23 games). Only three of those 23 games have seen more than 1 total goal scored in the first 20 minutes of play.
team=Ducks and A and o:team=Stars
Juice is a bit high for first period UN 1.5 (-125) but the numbers are pretty strong and this is Dallas’ first game back from a road trip that included stops in Colorado (altitude) and Edmonton (border crossing).
ANA is coming off a 3-0 road win at COL (1 day rest) and road teams in that spot are 5-10 O/U the past while with a 1.3 first period scoring average.
A and p:AWU and po:team=Avalanche and rest=1 and date>=20080216
DAL is tied for second overall with just four first period goals allowed in 11 games this season. ANA has given up the second most (12) in nine games but in this situation I’m going to take a shot on the first period UN with a plus-money prop.
ANA-DAL first period UN 1.5 (-123)
No scoring first 10 mins (+105)