Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 2/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+155) Flames (-190)
The Calgary Flames (26-13-6) will try to defeat the Anaheim Ducks (23-17-9) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Anaheim at +155 while Calgary is coming in at -190. The total is 6.
The Anaheim Ducks will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss to the Kraken their last time out. The Ducks had a middle of the road showing in the loss. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 27 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. Anaheim garnered 11 mins in the box in this contest.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 135 power play tries (18th in the league) and have come away with 22 goals in those attempts. The Ducks have had 1,622 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .916. Anaheim has tried 1,463 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.6%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have allowed 115 goals while scoring 108 on offense. Anaheim steps onto the ice with 130 power play opportunities and they have tallied 33 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 25.38%. For the season, they have 55 points and their points percentage sits at .561. When talking about their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have notched 141 goals (18th in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 137.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. Gibson has taken the ice for 356 games during his NHL career. He has an overall mark of 163-133-48 and he has gotten the start in 348 games. Opponents have been able to score 879 goals against Gibson in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.57. Gibson has had 10,590 shots against him and has accrued 9,711 saves. His save percentage sits at .917 for his 20,498 mins on the ice. During his career on the ice, Gibson is sitting with 197 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566.
The last time they were on the ice, Calgary opposed the Islanders in an outing where the Flames ended up with the win by a final score of 5-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Flames tallied 5 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued.
For the season, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 150 goals, 58 points, as well as a points percentage of .644. They have permitted 108 goals to be scored by of a combination of 88 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have accumulated 122 goals at even strength and 28 goals (18th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 131 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.37%. Calgary has attempted 1,615 shots (6th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.29%, while allowing their opponents 1,323 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 84.50% on their opponents 129 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.8%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom defending the net. He has accounted for 9,344 saves out of the 10,251 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .912. Markstrom is the owner of a career mark of 152-147-39 and has participated in 351 games. He has started in 335 games and has played for a total of 20,066 mins. Markstrom's percentage of quality starts comes out to 52.5% and he has earned 176 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has surrendered 907 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+155)
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