Flames vs. Canadiens - 10/28/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (7-2-0) at Calgary Flames (5-4-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames / Montreal Canadiens --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames square off Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Montreal Canadiens fall to 7-2 on the season after losing the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Monday. The Canadiens are still sitting pretty in the Atlantic Division and are playing solid hockey at both ends of the ice. Despite the shutout, the Canadiens have scored three or more goals in five of their nine games and have won 19 regular season games when that’s the case. Tomas Plekanec leads Montreal with five goals, Alexei Emelin has five assists and P.K. Subban has 22 shots on goal. The Montreal Canadiens have failed to score a power play goal in seven of their nine games. Defensively, Carey Price has allowed 18 goals on 208 shots and Dustin Tokarski has allowed six goals on 64 shots faced.
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The Calgary Flames will search for a little more consistency before they go back on the road and play their first game since Saturday. The Flames are getting solid production from their goalies, as Jonas Hiller has allowed nine goals on 172 shots and Karri Ramo has given up 12 goals on 139 shots. The Flames problem so far has been their penalty killing, as they’ve allowed at least one power play goal in six of their 10 games. Overall, the Calgary Flames have won nine of their last 12 games when allowing three or less goals. Offensively, Mason Raymond and Dennis Wideman have combined for 10 goals, Joe Colborne has eight assists and Sean Monahan has 25 shots on goal. The Flames have also scored a power play goal in three of their last four games.
The Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 9-19 in their last 28 vs. the Atlantic. The Canadiens are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Calgary, while the home team is 16-5-3 in the last 24 meetings.
You have to like the Calgary Flames in this matchup. Not only is Montreal coming off a back-to-back, but the Canadiens haven't had any success in Calgary and were just flat in Monday's loss. Give me the Flames at home.