Detroit Red Wings vs Calgary Flames NHL Tips 10/17/2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings (3-2-0, 5th in the Atlantic Division) go to Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday where they'll meet the Calgary Flames (2-3-1, 4th in the Pacific Division). The Red Wings open this matchup at +210 while the Flames are priced at -235. The total is set at 6. The Red Wings are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 3-3 SU. The Flames are covering 33.3% of the time, going 2-4 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings had a rough game after their 5 - 2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs their last time out. The Red Wings didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 2 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score. Detroit earned a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 31 and the Corsi against was 60 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 34.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 20 while the Fenwick against was 38, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 34.5%. They won 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 53.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.6 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs tallied 41 shots. They had a total of 2 penalty mins and they had 3 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings have 6 total points this season, which ranks them 14th in the NHL. They are 17th in the league in goals scored with 16 while they've given up 16 goals, ranking them 18th overall. They have had 15 power play opportunities and have scored 2 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. That is 24th in the NHL. The Red Wings have allowed 13 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, putting them 9th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.39% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 14th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Calgary Flames faced the San Jose Sharks in a game where the Flames took a loss by a score of 3 - 1. In this matchup, Calgary went home with a 56.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 40 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick rate was 55.1% with a Fenwick of 27 and the Sharks earning a 22 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Calgary played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 89.2 and they had an oZS percentage of 37.0%. The Flames netted 1 goal of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't score a goal. As for their opponent, the Sharks had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Calgary gave up 20 shots on goal and the Sharks had a total of 8 penalty minutes.
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The Flames are 20th in the NHL with a total of 5 points this year. They have 3 power play goals on 20 opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That ranks them 21st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 23 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 15th in the NHL. As a team, the Flames are 19th in the league with 14 goals scored while they've given up 20 goals, which is 13th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.53%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 18th in the NHL.
Detroit is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.4%, as they've attempted 174 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 209 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.1% as they have 134 attempts while they have given up 139 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 21st in the league. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 41.5% of the time, which is 29th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 58.5% for the season. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. They have 97 face-off wins compared to 106 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Detroit has 77 hits and they have blocked 70 shots from the opposition, putting them 3rd overall.
The Flames are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 41.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 58.5% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 141 face-off wins compared to 136 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Calgary has 81 hits and they have blocked 57 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. Calgary is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.6% as they've attempted 243 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 219 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.9% ranks 10th as they have 175 attempts while they have given up 162 shots on the defensive end.
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