Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames - 11/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (4-5-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (5-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Calgary Flames look for their third straight road victory after splitting their last eight games overall. The Flames are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 10.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with four goals, Troy Brouwer has three assists and Sean Monahan has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 72.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 21 goals on 205 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed nine goals on 91 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed two or more goals in nine of their first 10 games this season.
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The Chicago Blackhawks look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Artem Anisimov leads Chicago with six goals, Richard Panik has three assists and Artemi Panarin has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 53.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 17 goals on 209 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed seven goals on 70 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have scored at least two goals in all eight games this season. Gustav Forsling is questionable with an upper-body injury.
The Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 17-35 in their last 52 road games. The Blackhawks are 126-61 in their last 187 home games and 25-10 in their last 35 vs. Pacific. The Flames are 3-15 in the last 18 meetings in Chicago and 11-24 in the last 35 meetings overall.
The Flames did just beat the Blackhawks in Chicago a week ago, so Calgary is going to have some confidence. However, the Blackhawks remain one of the better home teams in the league and likely aren't going to lose to the same team twice at home with such a quick turnaround. I like the Chicago Blackhawks to get revenge and win their sixth game in eight tries.