Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames 11/20/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 11/19/2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary
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The Chicago Blackhawks, who have won three out of their last four games, will go on the road on Thursday night to take on the Calgary Flames. Earlier this season, the Flames defeated the Blackhawks 2-1 in overtime.
On Sunday, the Blackhawks were able to score four third-period goals against the Dallas Stars to help
them win 6-2. Their offense was able to shoot at will in that game, finishing with 47 shots on goal.
The Blackhawks' defense and goaltenders are the main reasons why they have their winning record, as they have only given up two goals per game. Goalie Corey Crawford has is 7-4-1 record this season with an excellent 1.88 GAA and a .929 save percentage. Center Jonathan Toews has seven goals and he leads the team in points with 16.
On Tuesday night, the Flames were able to score three goals in the third period to help them eventually beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in the shootout. They won that contest despite going 0-for-5 on the power play and being outshot 27-19.
The Flames have one of the top scoring teams in the NHL so far this season by averaging 3.1 goals per game. Defenseman Mark Giordano has had a great start to the year by scoring six goals and assisting on 15 others in 20 games. Goaltender Jonas Hiller is now 9-4-1 with a 2.33 GAA and a .920 save percentage.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 10-8-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 4-11-0 against the Over/Under
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
Calgary Flames are 12-8-0 Against the Spread
Calgary Flames are 10-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/16/14 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Leg out indefinitely
11/05/14 LW Patrick Sharp Knee out a month
10/08/14 LW Brandon Mashinter Lower Body out indefinitely
11/19/14 D Kris Russell Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
11/18/14 RW David Jones Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Chicago
11/03/14 LW Michael Ferland Concussion out indefinitely
10/31/14 C Joe Colborne Wrist 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
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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