Edmonton Oilers (18-15-2) vs. Calgary Flames (16-12-7)
December 27, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Flames -147 / Edmonton Oilers +118; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will try to bounce back from a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in their last game. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 66 points including a team-high 30 goals and 36 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 56 points with 35 assists. Zach Hyman has 36 points with 15 goals and 21 assists while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 41 points with 18 goals and 23 assists. Jack Campbell’s posted a record of 8-6-1 with a 4.02 GAA and an .876 save percentage while Stuart Skinner’s gone 10-9-1 with a 2.90 GAA and a .911 save percentage in goal for Edmonton this season.
The Calgary Flames will be out to build on a 3-2 OT win over Anaheim in their last matchup. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 32 points including 11 goals and 21 assists while Tyler Toffoli has 28 points with 14 goals and 14 assists and Jonathan Huberdeau has 24 points with 18 assists. Nazem Kadri also has 26 points split between 13 goals and 13 assists this season. Jacob Markstrom’s gone 11-8-4 with a 2.94 GAA and an .894 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 5-4-3 with a 2.90 GAA and a .903 save percentage between the pipes for Calgary this season.
Edmonton is 32-13 in their last 45 division games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 road games. Calgary is 3-8 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 2-6 in their last 8 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against the Western Conference.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but while this is a true rivalry, it is a little bit different in the sense that these two teams like to not only hurt each other physically, but on the scoreboard as well. For whatever reason, this has historically been a higher scoring series. I think Tuesday’s matchup follows suit and we get another high scoring game in this one. Give me the over.