Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames - 2/15/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (29-20-8) at Nashville Predators (34-12-9)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -200 / Calgary Flames +171 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
Thursday night NHL action pits the Calgary Flames against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
The Calgary Flames are battling for postseason positioning and have been playing well. Calgary did take one on the chin in a 5-2 loss at the Boston where the game was tied 2-2 heading to the third. The Flames scored twice in the first on goals from Sam Bennett and Johnny Gaudreau David Rittich allowing four goals on 39 shots.
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The Bruins offensive fireworks saw Riley Nash and Patrice Bergeron both find the back of the net twice while Zdeno Chara added an empty netter. David Backes posted a pair of assists and Tuukka Rask made 28 stops to keep Boston hot.
The Nashville Predators have picked up points in nine of their last ten games after a come from behind 4-3 OT win versus St. Louis. The Blues took a 3-0 lead on goals from Jay Bouwmeester, Alexander Steen and Jaden Schwartz with Carter Hutton getting the loss with 29 saves.
The Predators received two third period goals from Austin Watson with Calle Jarnkrok also scoring as the team rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Filip Forsberg scored 1:19 in to the extra session and Pekka Rinne got the win for Nashville with 28 stops.
Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Central and Flames are 9-2 in their last 11 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. Predators are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Pacific and under is 4-0 in Predators last 4 vs. Pacific and Predators are 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. Flames are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Nashville and road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Predators are very tough but I don’t think Calgary is completely outclassed as the chalk suggests…