Ottawa Senators at Calgary Flames 11/15/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/14/2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary
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On Saturday night, the Ottawa Senators will be in the middle of their three-game road trip when they go up against the Calgary Flames. Last season, the Senators and the Flames played each other twice, with both teams picking up a home win.
Ottawa snapped their three-game losing skid on Thursday by beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in overtime. Goaltender Craig Anderson came away with the win in that one by making 34 saves and finishing with a .919 save percentage.
Through 16 games, the Senators have scored 2.8 goals per game while giving up 2.4 goals per game. Wingers Clarke MacArthur and Mike Hoffman are tied for the team-lead in goals with seven apiece, while Anderson is now 5-2-3 with two shutouts and a very good .942 save percentage.
On Thursday night, the Flames had one of their better offensive performances of the season when they defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 at home. Center Paul Byron had his best game of the year in that win by scoring two goals.
The Flames are in the top 10 in the league in scoring right now with three goals per game. Defenseman Mark Giordano has been their best all-around player this year by notching six goals and 14 assists in 18 games. Veteran netminder Jonas Hiller is now 8-4-1 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA.
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
Ottawa Senators are 8-8-0 Against the Spread
Ottawa Senators are 7-9-0 against the Over/Under
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
Calgary Flames are 10-8-0 Against the Spread
Calgary Flames are 8-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/12/14 D Marc Methot Back out another 3 weeks
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
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary
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