There is a busy night of NHL action on Thursday, but one of the most interesting games could come from FLA Live Arena, as the Florida Panthers take on the Dallas Stars. The home side are in the hunt for a playoff spot this season, while the Stars will be looking to bounce back after suffering just a fifth regulation time defeat of the season.
Before Betting On Stars vs Panthers
Both the Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers come into this well positioned in the hunt for a playoff spot. The travelling team this week remains at the top of the Central Division in the Western Conference, but they sit six points behind the conference leaders. The Stars have still be in excellent form throughout this season, as they have scored 60 goals. So far this term, they have gone 9-5-2 in the NHL.
However, they will be looking to return to winning ways, as they were beaten in their previous fixture. Their latest fixture ended in a loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier this week, as they were edged out 5-4 after overtime.
The Florida Panthers come into this fixture in solid form, as they sit third in the Atlantic Division. However, they remain a long way behind the Boston Bruins, who currently lead the Eastern Conference standings at this early stage. The Panthers have gone 9-6-1 in the NHL this term.
Meanwhile, they have picked up five victories in their previous ten games. However, over their previous ten, they have also lost five times in regulation. Regardless, they were winners in their previous fixture in the NHL, as they recorded a 5-2 home win against the Washington Capitals. Carter Verhaeghe scored twice in that win, while Matthew Tkachuk ended with three assists.
Stars vs Panthers NHL Offshore Odds
The Stars come into this fixture looking to get back on track, but this could be a tricky assignment. Therefore, we are inclined to back the Panthers, who have won three of their last four against the Stars.