Nashville vs Calgary Sat, Dec 8
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FlamesNation: Post-Game: Depleted Flames triumph over Predators
The Calgary Flames entered Saturday night's game against the Nashville Predators missing a couple key pieces, namely captain Mark Giordano and two-way center Mikael Backlund. But playing against a similarly depleted Predators roster, the Flames merely stuck to their game-plan, relied on their depth, and grinded out a 5-2 victory over Nashville.<strong>The Rundown</strong>
The opening 20 minutes were very scrambly, with both teams getting decent looks but a lot of plays falling apart just inside the offensive bluelines on both sides. The Flames opened the scoring 72 seconds in, though, as after an initial scoring chance fell apart Elias Lindholm found Oliver Kylington sliding into the slot.
FlamesNation: FGD 30: The Flames host the Predators (and adversity) (8pm MT, Hockey Night in Canada)
Under most circumstances, the Calgary Flames (18-9-2, 38 points) hosting the Nashville Predators (19-9-1, 39 points) would be seen as a measuring stick game pitting the Pacific Division's best team against the Central's. Instead, it'll be a test of the Flames' intestinal fortitude as they face a whole lot of adversity at the same time.
The puck drops tonight just after 8 p.m. MT. It's the late national game, so it's on (deep breath) Sportsnet West, One, 360, City TV, CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.
If you're coming to the game and wish to contribute stuffed animals to the Calgary Hitmen's attempt at reclaiming their Teddy Bear Toss record from the Hershey Bears, there will be trucks collecting them at the Chrysler Club entrance and by the entrance on the west side of the building.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Calgary Flames (57% consensus). The Calgary Flames continue to be among the biggest surprises in the NHL and will be tested when they put their four-game winning streak on the line against the visiting Nashville Predators on Saturday in a battle of first-place teams. The Flames, who lead the Pacific Division, are coming off a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Thursday and are 8-1-1 in its last 10 games while goaltender Mike Smith has shrugged off an early season slump with five straight victories... http://bit.ly/2B2p0RK
On the Forecheck: Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames Preview: Finding a Fire Extinguisher
After a horrible start to the game against Vancouver, Nashville found itself with a loss on Thursday evening. Pekka Rinne was mercifully pulled from the game. Colton Sissons found the back of the net for his first goal of the season, but there was too little effort to get Nashville in the game. Matt Irwin also found the back of the net for his first goal. Ideally the rest of the team figures it out for tonight's contest.
With the IR list featuring some big names, the bruised and battered Predators are trying to "get by.
Statfox free score prediction: 3 to 3. Total score: 6. Bet the under!
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Betting Prediction for Nashville Predators vs Calgary Flames on December 08, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Calgary will WIN and the Total will go Under .
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