Florida Panthers vs. Calgary Flames - 1/12/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (23-16-4) at Florida Panthers (18-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers meet Friday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Calgary Flames look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Monahan leads Calgary with 20 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 36 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 89 goals on 1,123 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed nine goals on 118 shots. The Calgary Flames haven’t allowed more than three goals since December 4.
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The Florida Panthers look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with 17 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 27 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 37 goals on 512 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 81 goals on 907 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in each of their last four games.
The Flames are 0-5 in their last 5 Friday games, 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 8-3-2 in the last 13 meetings in Florida, 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Calgary Flames head into this game red hot, but they are on the end of a back to back and running into a Florida Panthers squad that's slowly finding ways to string wins together. Florida has also won four straight at home and has a major rest advantage in this matchup. So, give me the Panthers to get the job done on their home ice.