Flames lead series 3-2 in Game 6 against Stars

Calgary Flames (50-21-11, first in the Pacific Division) against Dallas Stars (46-30-6, fourth in the Central Division)

Dallas; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Flames -167, Stars +142; plus/minus is 5.5

FIRST ROUND OF NHL PLAYOFFS: Flames lead series 3-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Calgary Flames visit the Dallas Stars in the first round of the NHL Playoffs with a 3-2 series lead. The teams meet Wednesday for the sixth time this season. The Flames had won 3-1 in the previous meeting.

Dallas is 24-10-3 at home and 46-30-6 overall. The Stars are 39-5-2 when scoring three or more goals.

Calgary is 24-11-3 on the road and 50-21-11 overall. The Flames scored 291 goals in total (3.6 per game) to finish sixth in the league.

TOP PERFORMERS: Joe Pavelski has 27 goals and 53 assists for the Stars. Jason Robertson has five goals and four assists in the last 10 games.

Johnny Gaudreau has 40 goals and 75 assists for the Flames. Elias Lindholm has scored six goals and two assists in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: All-stars: 5-4-1, average of 2.2 goals, four assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.1 goals per game.

Flames: 6-3-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 5.7 penalties and 13.7 penalty minutes while allowing two goals per game.

INJURIES: Stars: Braden Holtby: out (lower body), Vladislav Namestnikov: out (lower body).

Flames: Sean Monahan: out for the season (hip), Tyler Parsons: out for the season (undisclosed).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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