The Calgary Flames (7-5-1) and the Chicago Blackhawks (6-3-3) meet at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday night.
Before taking on the Blackhawks, the Flames meet the Colorado Avalanche on home-ice on Thursday evening. Their last result previous to that was a 2-1 OT win at the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday evening, in which Matthew Tkachuk drew them level in the final minute of the third period before Johnny Gaudreau scored the decisive goal early in OT.
The Flames are averaging 3.2 Goals per Game at present, placing them 14th in the overall standings and are also allowing 3.2 Goals per Game defensively, which leaves them in 20th position overall.
The Blackhawks had a road trip to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday evening (result unknown at the time of writing) and a trip to face the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s game at the Flames. Their last result was a 2-1 OT loss on home-ice to the Oilers on Sunday.
The Blackhawks average 3.40 Goals per Game at present to leave them 9th in the NHL standings overall, while allowing 3.60 Goals per Game, which leaves them 24th overall in the defensive player stats.
The Blackhawks have the current joint leading goalscorer in the NHL this season (alongside David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins).in their ranks in 11-goal Patrick Kane.
The Money Line odds in this game should favour the Flames and they have enough quality at their disposal to be capable of justifying those predictions by claiming the win on home ice.
Pick: Money Line – Calgary Flames