Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames - 4/4/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (42-29-7) at Edmonton Oilers (23-42-13)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +160 / Calgary Flames -177 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers will be looking for the upset of the visiting Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
The Calgary Flames had an opportunity to make up some ground in the Pacific Division but instead remained in third following a 4-1 loss at St Louis on Thursday night. Neither end of the ice put up much of a fight with the lone Calgary goal coming off the stick of Sean Monahan in the second frame. Jonas Hiller absorbed the defeat with all three goals on 42 shots as the team has four games remaining in the regular season to pick up ground. On the flip side, St Louis clinched a spot in the postseason behind the goaltending of Jake Allen who recorded 17 saves to prevent a three game slide. Paul Stasny, Jori Lehtera, Jaden Schwartz and Patrik Berglund each found the back of the net for St Louis who were playing without Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko.
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The Edmonton Oilers have been reduced to playing the role of spoiler with the regular season winding down and they had a great opportunity to throw a Monkey Wrench in to the postseason plans at the Los Angeles Kings Thursday. It was not meant to be as the Kings jumped to a 3-0 first period lead on m the way to an 8-2 victory. Jeff Carter and Marian Gaborik each netted a pair of goals while Dustin Brown, Jordan Nelson, Robyn Regehr and Drew Doughty also lit the lamp in support of a 28 save performance from Jonathan Quick. To end a two game slide. Jordan Eberle and Teddy Purcell were the offense for Edmonton but was obviously not enough with Ben Scrivens allowing five goals on 21 shots with Tyler Bunz giving up three more on 12 shots.
The Flames are 7-0 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 while the over is 3-0-2 in Flames last 5 vs. Pacific. The over is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous gam and is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 following a loss of 3 or more goals while going 4-0 in Oilers last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Head to head the Flames are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings while the road team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. No goalies have been confirmed but perhaps Calgary in regulation…