Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-104) Flames (-106)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (12-12-3) play the Montreal Canadiens (12-7-7) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday. The Flames open this contest at -106 while the Canadiens are priced at -104. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Canadiens had a rough game after their 2-1 loss against the Flames in their previous game. The Canadiens left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. For the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 18 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Montreal had 9 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens was sitting at 29 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 46 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 38.7%. Their Fenwick was 21 and the Fenwick against was 37, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 36.2%. They accumulated 23 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 28.1% and their PDO rating was 98.0 for this one.
Concerning scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have racked up 85 goals (9th in pro hockey) for the year and have given up 68. For the season, they have scored 31 points and their points % is .596. Montreal has accumulated 73 power play opportunities and they have scored 16 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 21.92%. At even strength, the Canadiens have allowed the opponent to score 47 goals while having 69 on offense. Montreal has taken 865 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.8%. The Canadiens have had 746 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .909. Montreal Canadiens opponents have recorded 95 power play opportunities (2nd in pro hockey) and have a total of 21 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Carey Price. In his career, Price has compiled 394 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .574. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 41,201 mins on the ice. Price has seen 20,699 shots against him and has gathered 18,985 saves. Opponents have notched 1,714 goals against Price in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.50. He has amassed an overall mark of 356-254-78 and he has started in 686 games. Price has been involved in 698 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their win over Montreal, the Flames PDO was 102 and their percentage of oZS was 71.7%. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game but didn't score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 63.8% with a Fenwick of 37 and the Canadiens ending the game with a 21 Fenwick at even strength. The Flames netted 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. Calgary wound up with a 61.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary played and it could be said that this team has had better games.
Calgary has tried 802 shots (12th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.98%, while allowing the other team 820 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.22% on their opponents 91 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.2%. They have a total of 98 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.41%. The Flames have scored 52 goals at even strength and 20 goals (9th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 80 goals to be scored by of a combination of 62 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Calgary Flames have a total of 72 goals, 27 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom in net. He has tallied 7,813 stops out of the 8,581 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .910. Markstrom has earned a lifetime mark of 119-125-34 and has played in 290 contests. He got the starting nod in 274 contests and his ice time sits at 16,450 minutes. Markstrom's quality start rate is 52.2% and he has qualified for 143 quality starts in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.80 goals per game and he has surrendered 768 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (-104)
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