Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 4/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-106) Flames (-104)
Cayden Primeau and the Montreal Canadiens (20-15-9) travel to Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday where they'll meet the Calgary Flames (19-23-3). The Flames open this game at -104 while the Canadiens are priced at -106. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Canadiens were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win over the Oilers in their previous game. The Canadiens had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 31 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. Montreal accounted for 13 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 44 and the Corsi against was 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 57.8%. They tallied 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 54.4% and they had a PDO of 99.6 for this one.
In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 129 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have surrendered 123. For the year, they have recorded 49 points and their points percentage is sitting at .557. Montreal is sitting with 121 power play chances and they have tallied 23 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 19.01%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 91 goals while scoring 106 of their own. Montreal has taken 1,408 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Canadiens have had 1,237 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .901. Montreal Canadiens opponents have 144 power play tries (8th in the NHL) and have a total of 32 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Cayden Primeau. Over the course of his career, Primeau has compiled 2 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at 1.000. His save percentage currently sits at .931 in his 119 minutes on the ice. Primeau has seen 72 shots against him and has gathered 67 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 5 goals versus Primeau in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.52. He has a mark of 1-1-0 and he was named the starter in 2 games. Primeau has been involved in 2 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Calgary opposed the Senators in an outing where the Flames went home in defeat by a tally of 4-2. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Flames tallied 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 95 and their oZS percentage was 33.5%. Calgary wrapped up this game with a 58.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 62.0% by notching a Fenwick of 31 and the Senators finishing with a 19 Fenwick at even strength.
The Flames have racked up 89 goals at even strength and 28 goals (17th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Calgary has tried 1,342 shots (23rd in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.72%, while allowing their opponents 1,297 shots. So far this season, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 117 goals, 41 points, in addition to a points percentage of .456. They have a total of 144 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.44%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.71% on their opponents 140 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 89.8%. They have allowed 132 goals to be scored by of a combination of 105 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Louis Domingue between the pipes. He has recorded 3,627 saves out of 4,011 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .904. Domingue holds a lifetime record of 58-58-10 and has been in net for 139 games. He has made the start in 123 contests and has racked up 7,551 minutes. Domingue's quality start percentage comes in at 48.0% and he has made 59 quality starting assignments in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 3.05 goals per game and he has surrendered 384 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (-106)
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