Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames - 11/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (5-10-1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (7-8-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -173 / Calgary Flames +156 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Thursday at the Amalie Arena.
The Calgary Flames could use a big road win after losing six of their last nine games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. David Jones leads Calgary with five goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 13 assists and Jiri Hudler has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 27 goals on 238 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 23 goals on 166 shots. Ramo has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning need a bounce back win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with eight goals, Nikita Kucherov has four assists and Tyler Johnson has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 29 goals on 362 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up seven goals on 92 shots. Bishop has allowed two or less goals in five straight games.
The Flames are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Lightning are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 38-18 in their last 56 home games. The Flames are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Flames aren't exactly the team you want to back, especially given that they've lost six of their eight road games this season. Tampa Bay is tough at home, so the Lightning make sense here.