Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs Flames NHL Odds
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(25-25-7) New York Rangers vs. Calgary Flames (23-28-5)
Date: Friday, March 15th
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Cal -286 | NY +230
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The New York Rangers continue their losing ways as they have dropped two straight games entering this contest with the Calgary Flames. In their last outing, the Vancouver Canucks pulled away from the Rangers in picking up the 4-1 victory at home, in the meantime.
The Calgary Flames find themselves in second place within the Pacific Division, currently. And after a potentially damaging four game losing streak, the Flames have picked up to straight games after beating up on the New Jersey Devils at home in their last time out.
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After being down 4-3 entering the third period, Calgary went on a goal-scoring barrage as they posted six goals in the final period en route to the victory. Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals in the victory as he picked up his 31st, 32nd, along with 33rd goals of the season.
Derek Ryan also scored two goals in the final period while Sean Monahan also chipped in his 31st goal for the Flames, as well. In all, Calgary had a total of 39 shots on goal compared to just 26 for the Devils.
Gaudreau leads the team in points (90) on the season as well as shot attempts on net with 222 on the year. He continues to lead the team on a night by night basis as the Flames continue to find themselves in the thick of things within the division.
In all, Calgary has one three of their last five games at home entering This contest with the Rangers. It will be important to reiterate that after two straight losses on their home ice, the Flames were able to rebound to outscore their opponents by a score of 8-3 in their last two home games.
The struggling New York Rangers could only muster one goal in their last outing versus the Vancouver Canucks. For the game, the visitors obtained just 22 shots on goal for the night compared to 28 for the Canucks.
The loss was the fifth straight road loss for the Rangers as they have scored an average of 2 goals per game during this time. On the other hand, the defense has given up a total of 17 goals during an awful stretch of play.
Point / shot leader and Mika Zibanejad leads the team with 27 goals on the season. Yet, he has gone scoreless in seven straight games for the Rangers while also posting just three assists along with three points.
The Rangers also took a 4-1 loss versus the Calgary Flames in their last meeting as Zebanijad scored early in the third period to put New York on the board for the first time in the contest. However, a goal by Johnny Gaudreau along with two goals from Garnet Hathaway sealed the victory for Calgary in the end.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Favorite is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
Look for the red-hot Flames to continue their stellar play offensively as the over will certainly be the strong play in this contest. Also, when considering that the Flames continue to on another level at home, as pointed out, look for them to cruise in this contest in picking up a 5-2 win in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Rangers 2 – Flames 5
Again, the Flames have simply look outstanding lately as they will be seeking to tighten the lead for the San Jose Sharks within the Pacific Division. With that being said, look for the home team to shine in this Friday night showdown as well.
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