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Flames vs. Kings - 4/9/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings (39-26-15) at Calgary Flames (44-29-7)
Date & Time Thursday April 9, 2015, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Calgary Flames +116 / Los Angeles Kings -128 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
FSWHD, RSNW
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NHL | Los Angeles Kings (39-26-15) at Calgary Flames (44-29-7)
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The Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames meet Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have three power play goals in their last four games and have won 16 straight when scoring at least three goals. Jeff Carter leads the Kings with 28 goals, Tyler Toffoli has 25 assists and Marian Gaborik has 166 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.4 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Martin Jones has allowed 29 goals on 307 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 153 goals on 1,851 shots.

The Calgary Flames look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Flames are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have three power play goals in their last four games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Sean Monahan leads the Flames with 31 goals, Jiri Hudler has 44 assists and Johnny Gaudreau has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Jonas Hiller has allowed 112 goals on 1,342 shots faced and Karri Ramo has given up 75 goals on 852 shots.

The Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record. The Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 23-11 in their last 34 vs. a team with a losing record. The Kings are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Calgary and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall. 

This is a must-win game for the Kings, who are currently on the outside looking in. I'm taking LA for the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Kings -128

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