Los Angeles Kings at Calgary Flames 12/29/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/28/2014
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary
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The Los Angeles Kings will attempt to snap their three-game road losing streak when they go up against the Calgary Flames on Monday. The Kings and the Flames played each other for the first time this season just last week when the Flames were able to pull off a 4-3 overtime win in Calgary.
The Kings have now been able to win three out of their last four games after beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Saturday. Goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 21 of the 22 shots that came his way in that game for a solid .955 save percentage.
So far this year, the Kings have relied on their defense and goaltending, who have been able to hold opponents to less than 2.5 goals per game. Center Jeff Carter has been their top offensive player by notching 10 goals and 17 assists in 36 games played.
The Flames scored three first-period goals against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night and rolled to a 4-1 home win. Left wing Johnny Gaudreau was their top star in that game by scoring two of their four goals.
Through 37 games, the Flames are scoring around three goals per game while holding their opponents to under 2.7 goals per game. Center Jiri Hudler currently leads Calgary in goals with 13, while defenseman Mark Giordano has been able to notch a team-high 25 assists.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
Los Angeles Kings are 18-18-0 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Kings are 15-14-0 against the Over/Under
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
Calgary Flames are 19-18-0 Against the Spread
Calgary Flames are 17-18-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Kings
12/19/14 D Robyn Regehr Finger expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/01/14 D Andrew Bodnarchuk Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 D Slava Voynov Suspension out indefinitely
12/27/14 C Josh Jooris Wrist "?" Monday vs Los Angeles
12/13/14 D Ladislav Smid Concussion out indefinitely
10/30/14 C Mikael Backlund Abdominal out indefinitely
10/08/14 C Sam Bennett Shoulder out 4-6 months
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary
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