Kings vs. Flames - 2/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (26-29-3) at Los Angeles Kings (34-20-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings square off Tuesday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Calgary Flames look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 22 goals, Sean Monahan has 22 assists and Mark Giordano has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Hiller has allowed 64 goals on 563 shots faced and Joni Ortio has given up 12 goals on 87 shots. Hiller has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings need a victory after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 24 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Jeff Carter has 158 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 102 goals on 1,278 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 24 goals on 324 shots. Quick has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Flames are 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Kings need a win to help stop the bleeding, as they've been in a bit of a slump lately. The Flames have had the Kings number recently, but they've also been inconsitent. I'll side with the desprate home team.