Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/10/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome is the location where the Calgary Flames (29-23-13) will meet the Anaheim Ducks (21-35-9) on Friday.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 loss to the Canucks in their previous game. Anaheim tallied 22 mins in the box in this game. The Ducks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. Additionally, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 22 shots they attempted.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 222 power play tries (6th in professional hockey) and have come away with 59 goals in those chances. The Ducks have seen 2,548 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .897. Anaheim has attempted 1,881 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.6%. When playing at even strength, the Ducks have conceded 203 goals while notching 132 as an offensive unit. Anaheim steps onto the ice with 187 power play opportunities and they have tallied 30 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 16.04%. For the year, they have 51 points and their points percentage comes in at .392. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 162 goals (31st in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 262.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be John Gibson. Opponents have notched 1,125 goals versus Gibson in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.79. Gibson has played in 422 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .913 in his 24,157 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled a mark of 179-172-58 and he was named the starter in 413 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Gibson is sitting with 226 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .547. Gibson has had 12,926 shot attempts taken against him and he has 11,801 total saves.
Their last time out, Calgary played the Wild in an outing where the Flames got the tie by a score of 0-0. The Flames earned 0 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this one but were not able to net one.
For the season, the Calgary Flames have accounted for 198 goals, 71 points, as well as a points percentage of .546. They have allowed 197 goals to be scored by of a combination of 155 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have scored 159 goals at even strength and 39 goals (20th in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 205 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 19.02%. Calgary has taken 2,303 shots (2nd in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.60%, while allowing the opposition 1,780 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.33% on their opponents 225 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 88.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has yielded 1,091 goals altogether. Markstrom's quality start rate is 52.6% and he has 213 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 405 games and has played 24,170 minutes. Markstrom has accrued a career record of 186-169-51 and has been in goal for 422 games. He has recorded 11,033 stops out of 12,124 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary
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