Flames vs. Blackhawks - 3/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (42-25-7) at Calgary Flames (31-37-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames / Chicago Blackhawks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames square off Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Chicago Blackhawks could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 39 goals, Artemi Panarin has 39 assists and Jonathan Toews has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 126 goals on 1,693 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 49 goals on 563 shots. Crawford has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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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 16 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 28 goals, Sean Monahan has 30 assists and Mark Giordano has 194 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.9 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 94 goals on 1,034 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 76 goals on 649 shots. Hiller has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 20-7 in their last 27 games following a loss of 3 or more goals and 1-10 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-15 in their last 21 overall. The Blackhawks are 23-10 in the last 33 meetings.
The Blackhawks better start winning some games or this season is going to be a complete bust. This has to be the game that turns their season around. It helps that Chicago has beaten Calgary in 23 of the last 33 meetings. Give me the road team.