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Maple Leafs vs. Flames - 12/9/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Calgary Flames (17-9-2) at Toronto Maple Leafs (14-9-3)
Date & Time Tuesday December 9, 2014, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -140 / Calgary Flames +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
RSNW, TSNT
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NHL | Calgary Flames (17-9-2) at Toronto Maple Leafs (14-9-3)
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The Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs play Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre.

The Calgary Flames have won five of their last seven games and begin a four-game road trip. The Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have scored a power play goal in four of their last five games and are 15-1 this season when scoring at least three goals. Jiri Hudler leads Calgary with 11 goals, Mark Giordano has 21 assists and Sean Monahan has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six straight games. Karri Ramo has allowed 30 goals on 361 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 39 goals on 449 shots. The Calgary Flames have won six of their last 10 road games.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have split their last 10 games and are hanging around in the Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored five power play goals in their four games and have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals. Phil Kessel leads Toronto with 13 goals, Tyler Bozak has 13 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 83 shots on goal. Defensivel, the Maple Leafs are allowing three goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 50 goals on 592 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 28 goals on 274 shots.

The Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Maple Leafs are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. Flames are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Toronto and the home team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.

Calgary hasn't had much success in Toronto over the years and the Maple Leafs have to take advantage of the home ice to get some consistency going. The Maple Leafs should win this one. 

Pick:
Toronto Maple Leafs -140

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