Calgary Flames (45-34-4) at Anaheim Ducks (47-23-13)
|Date & Time||Saturday April 15, 2017, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -156 / Calgary Flames +141 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Anaheim Ducks look to continue their dominance over the Calgary Flames as the teams meet up in Anaheim for game two on Saturday.
The Flames fought hard in their opening game of the Western Conference quarterfinal series with the Anaheim Ducks but as we have seen so many times before they came out on the losing end of a game at the Honda Center as their struggles have hit record numbers. The Flames though know they aren’t in trouble until they lose a game at home and if you would have asked them if they would have taken a split on the road in the first two games they would be ecstatic and they have a shot here to steal home ice and head back to Calgary on even terms. Brian Elliott will suit up once again for the Flames as he will take on John Gibson who was good in the team’s opening victory on Thursday night.
The Ducks meanwhile look for another home ice victory on Saturday night where they have been dominant all season long and with a win here they would claim their sixth in a row dating back to the regular season where they finished off with a bang. Anaheim is looking better and better with each passing day and are a very serious threat to win the Stanley Cup as they have a wealth of experience, a very deep roster, and a goaltender with a chip on his shoulder and that all adds up to a strong resume in the postseason. Anaheim is the odds on favourite to get the win here but the price isn’t as steep as I anticipated meaning that some money is coming in on the road team in this one.
The Flames are 1-4 in their last five against the Pacific and 1-4 in their last five overall while the Ducks are 12-2 in their last 14 against a team with a winning record and 4-0 in their last four following a win. Calgary can’t seem to find a way to win in this building but that trend has to stop soon if they’re going to stay in this series and I like them to get it done here and even things up heading back to Alberta.