The Carolina Hurricanes (24-20-6) take on the Calgary Flames (33-13-5) on Sunday afternoon at the PNC Arena.
The Hurricanes were last in action on Friday evening when they faced the Vegas Golden Knights on home-ice. Prior to that their last game was a 5-2 win at the Vancouver Canucks the Wednesday before last.
The Hurricanes are currently averaging 2.78 Goals per Game, which puts them 26th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.94 Goals per Game, which puts them in 13th position overall.
On an individual basis, Sebastian Aho leads the way for the Hurricanes for both goals and assists with 22 and 35 respectively.
The Flames faced a tough road trip to the Washington Capitals on Friday evening. Their last game previous to that was the Tuesday before last, when they beat the Hurricanes 3-2 in OT in the reverse fixture of this game. That was their eighth win in their last nine games.
The Flames are currently averaging 3.73 Goals per Game to leave them 2nd in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.80 Goals per Game to leave them 7th overall in those standings. On an individual basis, Johnny Gaudreau is the key man for the Flames with regards to goals and assists, having registered 29 and 44 respectively.
Any predictions ahead of this game have to take account of the current excellent form of the Flames. The recent break for the All Star Game could potentially have an adverse effect on that, but they have to be the tips on the Money Line odds here.
Pick: Money Line – Calgary Flames