The Calgary Flames (32-13-5) meet the Carolina Hurricanes (23-20-5) at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday evening.
The Flames were last in action on Saturday night, when they won 5-2 on the road at the Edmonton Oilers to claim their seventh victory in their last eight games. They are currently averaging 3.74 Goals per Game, which places them an excellent 2nd in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.82 Goals per Game at present, which puts them 7th in the overall standings.
Johnny Gaudreau is the main individual source of goals and assists for the Flames this season, with 29 and 44 respectively.
It was also the Oilers who supplied the most recent opposition for the Carolina Hurricanes, with them visiting Edmonton on Sunday night and coming away with a convincing 7-4 win.
The Hurricanes are averaging 2.75 Goals per Game at present, which puts them tied 26th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.96, which leaves them 13th overall in the standings.
On an individual basis, Sebastian Aho leads the way for the Hurricanes in terms of both goals and assists, with 21 and 33 respectively.
Any predictions for this game will almost inevitably side with the in-form Flames, particularly with home-ice advantage. With their ability to score goals with relative ease and a fairly solid defensive set-up, the Flames are the pick on the Money Line betting odds for the win in this game.
Pick: Money Line – Calgary Flames @ -200 (888sport)