Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames - 2/29/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (33-25-7) at Tampa Bay Lightning (40-19-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under:
TV: RSNW, SunS
The Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 27 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 37 assists and Sean Monahan has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 126 goals on 1,376 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 59 goals on 686 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 16 games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 30 goals, Steven Stamkos has 37 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 123 goals on 1,443 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 44 goals on 497 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last 13 games.
The Flames are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Calgary Flames haven't had enough consistency the last few weeks that suggests they can go on the road and beat one of the better teams in the league. The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to get out of this funk sooner than later, and you have to like their chances against the Flames considering they've won seven of the last 10 meetings. The Lightning have scored no less than five goals in four of the last six meetings against the Flames. Give me the home team and the PL for added value.