Calgary Flames at Pittsburgh Penguins 12/12/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/11/2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh
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The Calgary Flames will go on the road on Friday night to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game between two of the top offenses in the league.
During the 2013-14 season, the Penguins were able to win both of their games against the Flames. It was a close two-game series, though, as both games were decided by just one goal.
Flames defenseman Mark Giordano has played against Pittsburgh five times in his career, notching one goal and two assists against them. Center Jiri Hudler has two goals and three assists in his seven games against the Penguins, while goalie Jonas Hiller has gone 2-2-1 against them in his career with a 2.77 GAA and an .893 save percentage.
The Penguins came back in the third period of their game against the New York Rangers on Monday, but they ended up losing that game 4-3 in overtime. They lost that game despite making the Rangers go 0-for-4 on the power play and outshooting them 45-29 on the night.
Through 27 games, the Penguins have a very high 29.1 power play percentage and are third in the league in scoring with 3.2 goals per game. Center Sidney Crosby has nine goals and leads the team in points with 35. Netminder Marc-Andre Fleury is now 15-4-2 with five shutouts, a 2.16 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
Calgary Flames are 17-12-0 Against the Spread
Calgary Flames are 14-13-0 against the Over/Under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Penguins are 18-9-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/10/14 C Joe Colborne Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo
10/30/14 C Mikael Backlund Abdominal out indefinitely
10/08/14 C Sam Bennett Shoulder out 4-6 months
12/10/14 RW Beau Bennett Knee expected to miss another week
12/08/14 D Olli Maatta Undisclosed "?" Friday vs Calgary
12/08/14 RW Patric Hornqvist Concussion "?" Friday vs Calgary
12/03/14 LW Chris Kunitz Foot expected to miss 2 weeks
12/03/14 D Kris Letang Groin expected to miss 2 weeks
12/03/14 C Scott Wilson Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/18/14 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot out for season
11/01/14 D Derrick Pouliot Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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