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(2-0-0) Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames (0-2-0)
2017 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Quarter Finals Game 3
Date: Monday April 17th
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Sattledome in Calgary, AB
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Flames -120
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Both games thus far have seen a 3-2 final in favor of the Ducks. The Ducks have dominated the Flames at home in recent history, but Calgary heads back to home ice and looks to draw within a one game deficit in game 3.
Anaheim may have suffered yet another injury on the blueline, with Sami Vatanen listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Should he not be able to go for game 3 it would make for four injured Duck defensemen, along with Cam Fowler, Clayton Stoner and Simon Despres.
Ryan Getzlaf has been every bit the playoff beast he’s been over the course of his career, stepping up and leading his team when it matters most. Getzlaf is currently tied for the playoff lead in points with four, through two games.
John Gibson has been good in the early going of the post-season, allowing just a 2.00 GAA and carrying a .942 SV% to go along with it.
Gibson will once again get the nod between the pipes in a game 3 tilt that could all but ice the Flames.
Another tough loss for the Flames in game 2 by a one goal margin sees the team down 2-0 in the series heading home.
The arena will certainly be loud, welcoming the Flames’ back into the post-season after missing out last spring.
Calgary will certainly look to lean on the duo of Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, their top offensive pairing who have accounted for three points combined thus far.
Monahan has scored in each contest, with Gaudreau assisting on his tally in game 2, but Gaudreau has yet to find the back of the net himself.
Brain Elliott has assumed both losses in the Calgary goal, allowing three goals in each game. He’ll need to step up his game from the .897 SV% he posted in game 2 if he wants to lead his team back into the series.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Calgary 24-17-0 this year at home
- The over is 7-1-3 in Calgary’s last 11 home games
- The over is also 8-2 in the last head-to-head meeting between these two teams
- Ryan Getzlaf is tied for the playoff lead with 4 points
- Anaheim is 16-5 over their past 21 games
- Anaheim is 37-15 in their last 52 games vs the Pacific
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames Game 3 NHL Playoff Prediction:
Looking at the numbers heading into the series, it wasn’t going to be surprising to see Anaheim jump out to a 2-0 lead with home ice advantage.
The Ducks entered game 1 having beat the Flames in 26 consecutive contests in Anaheim.
4* Free NHL Game 3 Betting Pick: Calgary -125
However, this series has been much tighter than the 2-0 advantage suggests, and with the Flames now on home ice, I expect the squad to essentially keep their series hopes alive with a win to pull within one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Anaheim 2 – Calgary 4
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