Nashville Predators (6-1-2) at Calgary Flames (5-4-2)
|Date & Time||Friday October 31, 2014, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Calgary Flames +107 / Nashville Predators -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Flames look to cool off the Predators on Friday night when the two sides who are both off to impressive starts meet up in Calgary.
The Predators look to complete the Alberta sweep on Friday night after upending the Oilers in Edmonton on Wednesday night as they head into Calgary to take on a Flames team off to a solid start to the season. Nashville had an off year last season as they underwent some growing pains but now look like a team poised to not only return to the playoffs but to challenge for the Stanley Cup especially now that they have an identity on the offensive side of things which has been something plaguing the team since Peter Forsberg left town. Nashville has one of the game’s best blue lines, a solid goaltender who is putting up some serious numbers at the moment, and now a respectable offense that can contrinute and help wins games. The Preds will look fir their seventh win in 10 tries as Pekka Rinne will go toe to toe with Jonas Hiller for the Ducks.
The Flames were expected to be league doormats this season as they have a lot of youngsters on the team that will be the core of the franchise moving forward but some holes otherwise, yet so far they are playing very well and sport a 5-4-2 record through their first 11 contests. Calgary will likely regress as the season move along and it'll be a challenge for them to compete for a playoff spot in the Pacific division but at the moment it is nice to see them playing well and getting their young stars involved despite being without Sam Bennett. However, the Preds are a different breed this season and are on another level than the Flames and getting them at a nice price is something we have to take advantage of while we can as it certainly won't last for much longer.