Islanders vs. Flames - 2/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (33-24-4) at New York Islanders (40-20-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, MSG+
The Calgary Flames and New York Islanders play Friday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Calgary Flames look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have two power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last eight when scoring at least three goals. Sean Monahan leads the Flames with 21 goals, Jiri Hudler has 29 assists and Johnny Gaudreau has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in 13 straight games. Jonas Hiller has allowed 94 goals on 1,076 shots faced and Joni Ortio has given up nine goals on 131 shots.
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The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have two power play goals in their last five games and have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals. John Tavares leads New York with 29 goals, Brock Nelson has 19 assists and Anders Lee has 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 112 goals on 1,248 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 49 goals on 447 shots.
The Flames are 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Islanders are 20-7 in their last 27 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Flames are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in New York.
Although the Flames have had great success playing in New York, the Islanders have been red hot for much of the season and have been automatic on their home ice. I like New York to get yet another win.