Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames - 11/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (5-10-1) at Minnesota Wild (8-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -204 / Calgary Flames +160 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, FSN
The Calgary Flames and Minnesota Wild square off Tuesday night in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Calgary Flames hope to find a feel good victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Flames are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 9.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with five goals, Johnny Gaudreau has six assists and Troy Brouwer has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 37 goals on 314 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed 15 goals on 140 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed four or more goals in four straight games.
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The Minnesota Wild look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Wild are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Eric Staal leads Minnesota with five goals, Ryan Suter has eight assists and Charlie Coyle has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing two goals per game and are killing 88.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 18 goals on 340 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has allowed nine goals on 98 shots. The Minnesota Wild have lost three of their five games this season when allowing more than two goals.
The Flames are 17-37 in their last 54 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flames are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Flames are just in horrible form right now and haven't shown any improvement on the road. The Wild have also owned the Flames over the years and have played their best hockey on their home ice. The Minnesota Wild should be able to add to the Calgary Flames struggles and put another loss in the column.