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Calgary Flames Set to Face Off Against New York Rangers in Showdown of Winning Streaks

In an exciting matchup, the Calgary Flames and the New York Rangers, both on winning streaks, are set to face off. The Flames have recently secured four consecutive wins, propelling them into fifth place in the Central Division with a 25-22-5 record. Meanwhile, the Rangers hold the best record in the Metropolitan Division, boasting a 33-16-3 record and also coming off four straight victories. Both teams are eager to extend their respective winning streaks, making this upcoming game highly anticipated. Our hockey experts are prepared to provide their insights and predictions. As for the betting odds, New York is currently favored with an opening line of -149, which has remained unchanged.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Flames +129 | Rangers -149
  • Spread: Flames +1.5 (-195) | Rangers -1.5 (+168)
  • Total: Over/Under 6 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that New York will win straight-up is 60%.

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Calgary Flames

The Flames have made significant improvements in their offensive performance, averaging 3.13 goals per game and scoring 14 goals in their last three games. Key players Nazem Kadri, Blake Coleman, and Yegor Sharangovich have been instrumental in leading the top two lines, contributing a total of 57 goals and 66 assists. Other players such as Jonathan Huberdeau, Andrew Mangiapane, and Connor Zary have also played a crucial role, combining for 30 goals and 56 assists. Defensemen MacKenzie Weegar and Noah Hanifin have added 24 goals and 37 assists from the backline, providing further offensive support. However, the team's defense has struggled, allowing an average of 3.02 goals per game. Although Weegar and Hanifin have performed well defensively, the rest of the defensive unit has been lacking, leaving opponents with easy opportunities to score. On a positive note, goaltender Jacob Markstrom has been impressive with a .915 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average, making 10.3 goals saved above average. The Flames currently hold the 15th rank in the power ranking, with a 16th rank in offense, scoring an average of 3.10 goals per game, and a 15th rank in defense, allowing an average of 3.12 goals against per game. They currently have a record of 25-22-5 for the season.

New York Rangers Analysis

The New York Rangers have been enjoying a successful season, primarily thanks to their impressive offense. They have been averaging 3.25 goals per game and have scored a total of 16 goals in their last four games. The top line, consisting of Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider, has been leading the charge with 55 goals and 61 assists. However, other players such as Mika Zibanejad, Vincent Trocheck, Alexis Lafreniere, Adam Fox, and Adam Gustafsson have also made significant contributions, combining for 45 goals and 81 assists. The defense has also performed well, allowing only 2.79 goals per game. Players like K'Andre Miller, Jacob Trouba, Adam Fox, Ryan Lindgren, and Erik Gustafsson have bolstered the defensive unit with their defensive point shares and blocked shots. In terms of goaltending, there is hope that Igor Shesterkin will improve as he has struggled this season with a .899 save percentage and a 2.86 goals-against average. Overall, the New York Rangers currently have a power ranking of 12 and are ranked 12th for offense and 9th for defense. They have a record of 33-16-3. It is worth noting that in their last three matchups, Calgary has had a 2-0-1 record against the Rangers.

Calgary Flames Look to Extend Winning Streak as Road Underdogs against New York Rangers

The Calgary Flames are currently enjoying a highly successful season, while the New York Rangers have been performing admirably as well. However, it is important to note that the Flames are in exceptional form as of late, and they intend to dominate this upcoming game right from the first period. With their impressive average of 3.13 goals per game, the Flames possess the potential to amass an impressive number of goals. Key players such as Nazem Kadri and Blake Coleman, alongside the entire forward unit, plan to take charge by skillfully maneuvering the puck into the offensive zone, resulting in numerous opportunities for open shots and successful plays generated through cross-ice and centering passes. Furthermore, the Flames anticipate limiting the offensive capabilities of the Rangers' team by employing the defensive prowess of MacKenzie Weegar, Noah Hanifin, and the rest of the defensive unit. The objective is to create turnovers in the defensive zone, minimize shots on net, and provide ample opportunity for goaltender Jacob Markstrom to execute crucial saves. Consequently, the Flames are confident in securing a victory in order to extend their remarkable winning streak to five games. As such, they are poised to present enticing odds as road underdogs. For a profitable wager, consider placing the Flames money line as road underdogs.

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