After trading punches in their Western Conference semifinal, the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars will meet in the decisive Game 7 this Wednesday (8 PM ET, NBCSN). Dallas staved off elimination Monday night with a 3-2 victory in Game 6, cashing in as +155 away dogs despite just 14 shots on goal. The road team has won four times in this series – twice in St. Louis, and twice in Dallas.
The big question on everyone's mind: Will Tyler Seguin suit up for the Stars? He hasn't played since Game 2 of the opening round versus the Minnesota Wild, when Seguin (33 goals, 73 points during the regular season) was ineffective in his return from a partially torn Achilles tendon. It remains unclear whether he'll be available for Game 7. Veteran fourth-liner Travis Moen is also iffy for Wednesday's game with an undisclosed injury.
The Blues are unusually healthy for this time of year, but with Monday's loss, they fall to 1-3 in elimination games. The lone victory was the game that counted the most: Game 7 of the first round, when they beat the defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 as +100 home dogs.
NHL Odds: Will Seguin Play for Stars in Game 7?
The Dallas Stars have defied the odds. Despite the absence of top centre Tyler Seguin (33 goals, 73 points during the regular season), the Stars can advance to the Western finals with a Game 7 win this Wednesday over the St. Louis Blues. The puck drops at 8 PM ET on NBCSN.
Dallas prolonged this series by beating the Blues 3-2 Monday night as +155 road dogs. Seguin (Achilles) didn't travel with the team to St. Louis, but could suit up for Game 7 at home. He hasn't played since Game 2 of the first-round series with the Minnesota Wild.