Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 22, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)|
Calgary Flames -176 / Carolina Hurricanes +159
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes come into this game looking to build on a 7-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers in their last outing. Nino Niederreiter scored his 1st goal in a Carolina uniform just :28 into the game, before Andrei Svechnikov doubled the advantage and Niederreiter scored his 2nd of the period just after the midway point of the opening frame. The ‘Canes carries a 3-1 lead into the 2nd where Brock McGinn and Lucas Wallmark scored 2:17 apart to make it 5-1 and Jordan Martinook made it 6-1 before Edmonton pulled a goal back in the dying seconds of the middle period. Edmonton pulled a couple of goals back in the 3rd, making it 6-4 before Wallmark iced the win for Carolina with an empty-netter. Petr Mrazek got the win to improve to 10-10-2 this season, stopping 17 of 21 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Calgary Flames will look to build on a 5-2 win over Edmonton in another instalment of the Battle of Alberta. The game was scoreless through the opening 20 minutes before Johnny Gaudreau opened the scoring :44 into the middle frame. Mark Giordano doubled the lead and Oliver Kylington made it 3-0 before the Oilers finally got on the board late in the 2nd. Edmonton cut the deficit to 3-2 before Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan scored 1:48 apart to make it 5-2, sealing the win for the Flames at the final horn. David Rittich got the win to improve to 18-4-4 this season after stopping 22 of 24 shots faced in the winning effort.
Carolina is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall and 17-38 in their last 55 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Calgary is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 home games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. Carolina is 2-7 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams in Calgary.
Both of these teams are coming off of impressive wins over Edmonton and both have been red hot so the plus money with Carolina is tempting. However, the Flames have been red hot for quite some time now, pretty much most of the year and have been extremely hard to beat on home ice. Carolina has been a mixed bag of results on the road and haven’t had the most luck in Calgary, so while the price is steep, I feel that Calgary is the way to go in this one.