New Jersey Devils (9-3-0) at Calgary Flames (7-6-0)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 5, 2017, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Calgary Flames -170 / New Jersey Devils +153 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The New Jersey Devils look to continue their fast start to the season as they face off against the Calgary Flames in Alberta on Sunday.
The Devils look to shake off a loss in their last outing against the Edmonton Oilers as they continue their Alberta road trip looking to salvage a split against the Calgary Flames and find their first victory on a Sunday in their last seven tries. New Jersey has been one of the league’s biggest surprises to start the year as they have taken the league by storm and look like a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in the Metro division this season as they are 9-3 in their last 12 games overall and are an impressive 5-1 in their last six road games. Corey Schneider is expected to make the start in the New Jersey crease as he will face off against Mike Smith who has been absolutely brilliant in his first month with the Flames as he ranks among the league’s best in a number of categories to start the season
The Flames meanwhile have dominated Metro division foes over the last season plus as they are 7-2 in their last nine but they haven’t had a ton of success at home as they are a modest 3-7 in their last 10 at the Saddledome and need to rectify that struggle if they’re going to make a playoff run. Calgary is a very deep team in the offensive zone and had made some significant strides on the blue line and it looks as though Smith has been the answer they have been looking for in goal and while it is still very early in the season the Flames look like they are poised to challenge for a division title.
The Devils are 9-3 in their last 12 overall and 2-6 in their last eight against the Pacific while the Flames are 11-4 in their last 15 against the East and 3-7 in their last 10 games following a win. New Jersey is out for a rebound here but the Flames have looked good recently and while the line is askew I do think the Flames get it done on home ice in this one.