Calgary Flames at Tampa Bay Lightning 11/6/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/5/2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Amalie Arena in Tampa
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Thursday night, the Calgary Flames will continue their road trip with a stop at the Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Calgary Flames stepped it up in the late stages of their Tuesday night game with the Washington Capitals and came away with a 4 -3 overtime victory. The scoring started midway through the 1st period when the Flames took the 1 -0 lead. Washington tied it up about a minute later and that’s where the game stood after one period. In the 2nd, the Flames went up 2 – 1 but that lead didn’t hold long as Calgary surrendered 2 goals to close out the 2nd. Down 3 – 2, the Flames battled back and with a Markus Granlund goal at 14:50, the game was knotted up again. The tie didn’t last long into overtime as Sean Monahan netted the game winner at 4:17 in. Calgary seems to get their goals late in games but that strategy isn’t going to work for them all season. They will need to get more goals early on to prevent the need for late game heroics.
The Tampa Bay Lightning used some late game heroics to get past the Washington Capitals too when they got a 4 -3 win on Saturday night. The game was a back and forth affair the entire way. When the Lightning opened the scoring in the 1st, the Capitals answered. When the Caps took the lead early in the 2nd, the Lightning answered with 2 goals to go up 3 – 2. But Washington closed out the period with a tying power play goal. Jason Garrison got the eventual game winner for Tampa Bay early in the 3rd and the Lightning were able to hold off Washington for the rest of the way. Tampa Bay should be well rested for Thursday’s game and that should give them a slight edge.
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
Calgary Flames are 8-6-0 Against the Spread
Calgary Flames are 5-7-0 against the Over/Under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 8-4-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 7-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/03/14 LW Michael Ferland Concussion out indefinitely
10/31/14 C Joe Colborne Concussion out indefinitely
10/30/14 C Mikael Backlund Abdominal out indefinitely
10/29/14 C Matt Stajan Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/28/14 LW Mason Raymond Shoulder out indefinitely
10/08/14 C Sam Bennett Shoulder out 4-6 months
Tampa Bay Lightning
11/05/14 C Alex Killorn Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Calgary
11/01/14 D Andrej Sustr Hand "?" Thursday vs Calgary
11/01/14 RW Brett Connolly Lower Body out indefinitely
10/19/14 D Victor Hedman Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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