Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks- 5/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (49-33-7) at Anaheim Ducks (56-24-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -210 / Calgary Flames +175 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ducks look to continue their dominance of the Flames in Anaheim with a follow up performance on Sunday after they trounced Calgary by a 6-1 final on Friday.
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The Calgary Flames haven't won a game at the Honda Center since 2006 and their futility was on full display on Friday night as Anaheim scored early and often en route to the most lopsided victory so far in these playoffs. The Flames have been a nice story all season long and ousted the overrated Vancouver Canucks in the first round but this is a true test of how good they are and while nobody is giving them a chance to defeat the Ducks in this series it will be a great learning experience for some of their young players. Anaheim has yet to lose a game in these playoffs and if the odds makers are any indication they don't expect them to do so in this one as the Ducks are big time favourites once again and with Calgary's back up goaltender playing it makes matters worse.
Anaheim was highly criticized coming into the postseason with a number of people including myself being very skeptical of their defense and goaltending and the fact they carried a very underwhelming goal differential into the playoffs was a red flag for me. However, the Ducks have shaken off all of the negativity and continue to do what they do best and that is win hockey games and after winning four straight against the Jets they showed no worse for wear in game one of this series and will look to do some more damage here tonight. Karri Ramo is getting the call and I think that is a nightmare situation for the Flames and I think Anaheim continues to have their way here in another home ice win.