Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 2/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+205) Flames (-260)
The Calgary Flames (26-13-6) will go up against the Columbus Blue Jackets (23-22-1) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Blue Jackets at +205 while the Flames are at -260. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets had a good night with a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens in their last outing. The Blue Jackets didn't have their best offensive outing in this victory. For the game, they converted 2 out of the 42 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. Columbus accounted for 8 penalty minutes for this contest.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 131 power play opportunities (24th in the NHL) and have racked up 26 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets have had 1,614 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .897. Columbus has taken 1,369 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. When playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed the opponent to score 140 goals while having 124 on offense. Columbus skates onto the rink with 116 power play chances and they have scored 20 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 17.24%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 47 points and their points percentage is sitting at .511. Regarding scoring goals, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 144 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have conceded 166.
The man in goal for this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has played in 178 contests throughout his NHL career. He has a record of 75-64-21 and he has started in 161 games. Opponents have been able to score 491 goals against Korpisalo in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.99. Korpisalo has had 5,067 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 4,576 total saves. His save percentage currently is .903 during his 9,851 minutes on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Korpisalo has accounted for 76 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .472.
In their last contest, Calgary went up against the Islanders in a game where the Flames got the win by a mark of 5-2. The Flames converted 5 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 1 chance on the power play in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Flames have accumulated 122 goals at even strength and 28 goals (17th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Calgary has taken 1,615 shots (6th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.29%, while allowing their opponents 1,323 shots. Over the course of the season, the Calgary Flames have tallied 150 goals, 58 points, and a points percentage of .644. They have earned 131 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.37%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.50% on their opponents 129 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.8%. They have allowed 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.
For the opposition you are going to see Jacob Markstrom protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has allowed 907 goals overall. Markstrom's quality start percentage comes out to 52.5% and he has made 176 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 335 contests and has played for a total of 20,066 mins. Markstrom has compiled a lifetime record of 152-147-39 and has been in goal for 351 games. He has gathered 9,344 saves out of the 10,251 shots tried, giving him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus (+205)
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