Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-186) Canucks (+150)
The Calgary Flames (30-13-6) are hitting the road to Rogers Arena on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Vancouver Canucks (24-22-6). The odds on this game have the Flames at -186 while the Canucks are priced at +150. The over/under is set at 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 victory over the Jets in their previous game. Calgary amassed 8 minutes in the box in this outing. The Flames offense showed they have some room for improvement in the victory. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 31 shots they put on goal.
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Calgary Flames opponents have recorded 139 power play opportunities (25th in the league) and have notched 20 goals in those attempts. The Flames have had 1,417 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .920. Calgary has taken 1,767 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. While at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 94 goals while getting 136 themselves. Calgary comes into tonight with 142 power play chances and they have scored 31 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 21.83%. For the current season, they have 66 points and their points percentage is sitting at .673. When it comes to scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have earned 167 goals (10th in the league) so far this year and have allowed 114.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have scored 911 goals versus Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. Markstrom has been in goal for 354 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .912 in his 20,245 minutes on the ice. He has earned an overall record of 155-147-39 and he has gotten the start in 338 games. During his career on the ice, Markstrom has compiled 179 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .530. Markstrom has had 10,325 shots taken against him and has recorded 9,414 total saves.
Their last time out, Vancouver played the Kraken in a game where the Canucks ended up with the victory by a tally of 5-2. The Canucks scored 5 goals out of the 46 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 chances on the power play in this outing and netted 1 goal out of those tries.
The Canucks are sitting with 104 goals at even strength and 33 goals (13th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Vancouver has tried 1,668 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.21%, while allowing the other team 1,640 shots. For the season, the Vancouver Canucks have 137 goals, 54 points, and a points percentage of .519. They have recorded 169 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.53%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 69.93% on their oppositions 153 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%. They have allowed 145 goals to be scored by of a combination of 99 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Thatcher Demko in net. The opposition is averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has yielded 309 goals overall. Demko's percentage of quality starts is 57.4% and he has 62 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 108 contests and has racked up 6,538 mins. Demko has earned a lifetime record of 55-47-6 and has played in 112 games. He has recorded 3,225 saves out of the 3,534 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+150)
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