Thursday, March 24, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Calgary Flames travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +160 and the Wild at -180. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Calgary comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 31-36-6 and on the road they have a record of 11-21-3. Currently they are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 202 goals and given up 228 goals for a point differential of -26. The Flames have 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-3-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-42 and an over/under record of 37-32-4. Minnesota shows up with a record of 35-28-11 including 19-13-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 196 goals and surrendered 187 for a goal differential of +9. The Wild have 11 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-39 while their over/under record sits at 27-32-15.
John Gaudreau has accumulated 71 total points this season for the Flames. He has 27 goals this season with 191 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 44 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Sean Monahan has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 26 goals on 180 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Jonas Hiller has 9 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 649 shots against him and has given up 76 goals. He has made 573 saves for a save percentage of 88%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Wild. He has 17 goals this season with 129 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 18 goals on 135 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 29 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,638 shots against him and has given up 134 goals. He has made 1,504 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Flames have 68 total points this season. They have scored 200 goals while giving up 225 goals. They have had 239 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Flames have allowed 202 power play opportunities and given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.35% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%.
The Wild have a total of 81 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 233 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 180 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Flames have a total of 193 goals scored while they've given up 185 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.97%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 48.8% as they've attempted 4,008 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,203 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.5% as they have 2,935 attempts while they've given up 2,997 shots on the defensive end. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season. They have 2,166 face off wins compared to 2,275 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.8%. On defense Calgary has 1,535 hits and they've blocked 1,206 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 3,961 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,129 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.4% as they have 2,967 shots while they've given up 3,040 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 51.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.2% as they've compiled 2,346 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,147 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 1,089 shot attempts and they have 1,285 hits as a unit.
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 30-42 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 37-32-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 32-39 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 27-32-15 against the over/under
Calgary Flames Injuries
03/21/16 D Deryk Engelland Personal "?" Thursday vs Minnesota
03/18/16 D Dennis Wideman Tricep out for season
02/19/16 D Ladislav Smid Upper Body out indefinitely
02/12/16 GO Karri Ramo Knee out for season
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/22/16 GO Darcy Kuemper Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Calgary
03/22/16 RW Jason Pominville Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Calgay
03/22/16 C Ryan Carter Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Calgary
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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