Calgary Flames (45-29-7) at Winnipeg Jets (42-26-13)
|Date & Time||Saturday April 11, 2015, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under:
The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets meet Saturday afternoon at the MTS Centre.
The Calgary Flames look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Flames are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have three power play goals in their last five games and have won five straight when scoring at least three goals. Jiri Hudler and Sean Monahan have combined for 62 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 40 assists and Lance Bouma has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Jonas Hiller has allowed 113 goals on 1,376 shots faced and Karri Ramo has given up 75 goals on 852 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Jets are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored three goals in their last three games. The Winnipeg Jets have one power play goal in their last five games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Blake Wheeler leads the Jets with 26 goals, Andrew Ladd has 38 assists and Bryan Little has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Jets are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 108 goals on 1,353 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 84 goals on 961 shots.
The Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Central. The Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Pacific and 10-4 in their last 14 home games. The Flames are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Flames have beaten up the Jets in most recent matchups, but Winnipeg has been pretty solid on its home ice as of late. I'm siding with the home team in this matchup.