Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/15/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/15/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames

TV: NSCH, CBC

The Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Chicago Blackhawks need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 25 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 19 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 81 goals on 915 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 84 goals on 1,069 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.

The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 25 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 33 assists and Sean Monahan has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 118 goals on 1,304 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 47 goals on 620 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.

The Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 12-5 in their last 17 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Flames are 8-17 in their last 25 vs. Central, 3-8 in their last 11 games as a home favorite and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The over is 5-1 in Blackhawks last 6 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Flames last 4 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

As quickly as the Chicago Blackhawks became a nice little team that had success in the underdog role, they drop five straight and the defense goes back to full struggle mode. The Calgary Flames have had issues stringing wins together lately, but they seem due for a breakout home victory and have won seven of the last eight meetings against the Blackhawks. This is a game the Flames should win on their home ice. 

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