Best NHL Goalie Prop for Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars

Breaking down why this goalie prop is how I am playing Game 2 of the Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars.
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The Colorado Avalanche will be trying to extend their 1-0 series lead in this Western Conference playoff matchup against the Dallas Stars tonight.

Game 1 ended in a 4-3 OT victory for Colorado after Ave's Nate McKinnon tied the game just 39 seconds into the third period.

While Dallas is the favorite in tonights game, I am taking a goalie prop play that is a little more affordable.

This goalie prop has hit in seven of the last 10 games for Jake Oettinger.

Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Odds, Spread, Total

Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Prediction and Pick

Game 1 of this series needed an additional nine minutes of overtime play for the game to be decided. Even with that additional time, both teams managed a combined total of 48 SOG.

Dallas has held teams to an average of 23.4 Shots On Goal in their five home games during this post-season. During the regular season the Avalanche and Stars played twice in Dallas, where Colorado averaged 36.0 SOG against the Stars.

But this is playoff hockey- defense is name of the game. As we saw in Game 1, when the Stars defense blocked 17 shots and held the Avalanche offense to 26 SOG. I expect to see more of that 'attack' defense tonight from the Stars.

Jake Oettinger has been solid in goal for the Stars during the post-season, posting a 91.5% save rate and a 2.15 GAA.

PICK: Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Jake Oettinger u27.5 Saves

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