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Calgary Flames vs. Detroit Red Wings - 3/3/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings (25-26-10) at Calgary Flames (34-26-4)
Date & Time Friday March 3, 2017, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Calgary Flames -145 / Detroit Red Wings +131 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
FS-Detroit
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The Scotia Saddledome  and the Calgary Flames host the Detroit Red Wings in NHL hockey on Friday.

The Detroit Red Wings say they are still hopeful of keeping their playoff streak alive but they have dealt some players to other clubs so the front office knows which direction things are going. The Red Wings will be looking for another two points after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday after blowing a 2-0 lead. The Detroit offense came from Frans Nielsen who scored twice in the first period before Justin Abdelkader tallied on the power play in the extra session with Petr Mrazek making 25 stops to get the win. The Canucks received goals from Markus Granlund and Reid Boucher with Ryan Miller absorbing the loss with 25 saves.

The Calgary Flames are playing their best hockey of the season as they try to secure a spot in the postseason. The Flames continued to roll with a 2-1, overtime win versus the visiting Los Angeles Kings  to pick up win number six in their last seven contests. TJ Brodie sent the Scotia Saddledome crowd in to a wild celebration with a breakaway tally just 1:47 in to the extra session  with Michael Ferland scoring in regulation. Brian Elliott recorded 28 saves to help lift the Flames to 7-2 in OT while the team improved to 34-26-4 overall. Tanner Pearson scored the lone Kings goal while Ben Bishop was saddled with the loss on a 28 stop performance as Los Angeles fell to 30-27-6.

The under is 4-1 in Red Wings last 5 games following a win and the over is 6-2-1 in Red Wings last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record while the over is 6-2-3 in Red Wings last 11 Friday games. The Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win and the Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while the Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. The under is 18-7-4 in the last 29 meetings in Calgary.

The numbers say under but let me see who is in goal and who the Red Wings have traded…

Pick:
Calgary -145 // will update

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