The Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames meet Sunday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa with 31 goals, Brady Tkachuk has 40 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 212 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 80 goals on 817 shots faced, and Cam Talbot has given up 83 goals on 874 shots.
The Calgary Flames are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Calgary with 26 goals, Elias Lindholm has 35 assists and Nazem Kadri has 220 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 125 goals on 1,170 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 67 goals on 621 shots.
The Senators are 67-144 in their last 211 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Flames are 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The over is 6-1 in Senators last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The Senators are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The underdog is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Calgary Flames are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, and it's only a mater of time before they turn things around. However, we're getting the team in better form at plus money. The Ottawa Senators are playing the better hockey right now, and you can argue they've been the better team overall. I'll take my chances with the road dog.