Calgary Flames at New York Islanders
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
New York Islanders -103 / Calgary Flames -119
The Calgary Flames and the New York Islanders meet in NHL action from the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night.
The Calgary Flames will be looking to add to their current 5-game winning streak after a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators in their last outing. Mikael Backlund opened the scoring for the Flames with the lone goal of the opening period, carrying the 1-0 lead into the 2nd where Ottawa tied the game in the latter stages of the middle period, sending us to the final frame deadlocked at one goal apiece. The score stayed tied through most of the 3rd with overtime looking more and more likely before Austin Czarnik scored with :41 to go to give Calgary the eventual game-winner, leaving Ottawa with the points and the victory. David Rittich got the win to improve to 21-5-5 this season after stopping 22 of 23 shots faced in the winning effort.
The New York Islanders will look to build some steam after a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in their last outing. Casey Cizikas opened the scoring for the Isles before Ryan Pulock doubled the advantage, giving New York a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. The score remained tied through the 2nd period so it was off to the 3rd where Anthony Beauvillier made it 3-0 and Cal Clutterbuck iced the win with a 4th goal on an empty net to secure the victory for the Islanders. Robin Lehner got the win, improving to 19-9-5 on the year after stopping all 36 shots he faced for the victory and his 4th shutout of the season.
Calgary is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall and 25-9 in their last 34 games as a favorite while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. New York is 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 10-3 in their last 13 games against the Western Conference while the under is 28-10-2 in their last 40 games overall. Calgary is 2-6 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in New York.
The low line with the Islanders is tempting considering that Calgary hasn’t had much luck in the Isles’ backyard over the years and New York seems to have this magic playing at Nassau Coliseum. However, Calgary comes into this game red hot winning 5 in a row, and getting the Flames at the low of a price given their form over the last couple of months isn’t something that you see often, so I’ll side with Calgary on the road in this one.