The Calgary Flames (19-10-2) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-3) at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday evening.
The Flames arrive into this game after seeing their 5-game winning streak come to an narrow end with Sunday evening’s 1-0 loss on the road at the Edmonton Oilers, although they still lead the Pacific Division at the time of writing.
The Flames are now averaging 3.45 Goals per Game, which puts them in a lofty 5th position in the overall NHL standings at present. Defensively they are allowing 2.71 Goals per Game, which leaves them 4th in the overall standings. The star man is Sean Monahan who is the leading scorer for the Flames with 18 goals to his name, with Johnny Gaudreau having contributed 27 assists.
Like the Calgary Flames, the Philly Flyers also suffered a loss on the road last time out, although they went down to a far more comprehensive 7-1 thrashing at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday afternoon.
The Flyers are currently averaging 3.04 Goals per Game this season, which leaves them 14th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.61 Goals per Game, which leaves them down in a lowly 29th position overall. On an individual basis, Claude Giroux is the man the Flyers have been looking to for both goals and assists, with 11 and 25 to his name respectively.
Any NHL picks or predictions for this game have to take into account the Flames attacking abilities being up against one of the weakest defensive setups in the NHL, so the Flames have to be the tips on the Money Line odds in this game.
Pick: Money Line – Calgary Flames @ -167 (888sport)
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