Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The Calgary Flames travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +127 and the Lightning at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Calgary comes into this matchup having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 30-26-4 and on the road they have a record of 15-12-4. Currently they are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 159 goals and given up 172 goals for a point differential of -13. The Flames have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-30 and an over/under record of 25-29-6. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 27-24-8 including 15-10-2 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 164 goals and surrendered 167 for a goal differential of -3. The Lightning have a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 24-32 while their over/under record sits at 27-25-7.
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Johnny Gaudreau has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Flames. He has 11 goals this season with 137 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Mikael Backlund has averaged 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 17 goals on 146 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 17 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 882 shots against him and has given up 78 goals. He has made 804 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Victor Hedman has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 10 goals this season with 114 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 24.3 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 18.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 22 goals on 168 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 11 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 886 shots against him and has given up 80 goals. He has made 806 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Flames have 64 total points this season. They have scored 159 goals while giving up 172 goals. They have had 198 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Flames have allowed 216 power play opportunities and given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.95% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Lightning have a total of 62 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 205 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 195 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Flames have a total of 164 goals scored while they've given up 167 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.24%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 3,322 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,194 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 2,443 attempts while they've given up 2,387 shots on the defensive end. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 49.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season. They have 1,799 face off wins compared to 1,863 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.1%. On defense Calgary has 1,178 hits and they've blocked 807 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 3,318 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,158 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 2,492 shots while they've given up 2,419 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.8% as they've compiled 1,744 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,831 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 739 shot attempts and they have 1,291 hits as a unit.
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 27-30 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 25-29-6 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 24-32 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 27-25-7 against the over/under
Calgary Flames Injuries
10/09/16 D Ladislav Smid Neck out for season
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip expected to miss 4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -140
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