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Stadium: Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary)
Calgary lost two road games in a row and now will face Carolina on home ice. Will Darryl Sutter's team be able to break the losing streak? Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Calgary haven't had such a bad stretch in a long time
The matchup with Carolina will be the first home game for the Flames since November 30, when Darryl Sutter's team managed to beat Pittsburgh in a shootout. Then the Flames played 4 straight games away, and it was at the end of this trip that they suffered 2 defeats in the regulation time. First, Calgary failed to beat the Golden Knights in Las Vegas 2-3. Then they also lost to the San Jose Sharks 3-5.
It hardly matters too much to the Flames, but the team lost first place in the Western Conference as a result of the two losses. Minnesota now leads the standings in the West.
Carolina's losing streak is already broken
While Calgary is in a slump right now, Carolina has already overcome a difficult stretch. After losing 5 out of 6 games, Rod Brind'Amour's team went on to win 2 matches in a row. First, the Hurricanes confidently defeated Buffalo at home, and then started their road trip with a very strong win over Winnipeg.
Overall, Carolina now has 17 wins in 24 games. The Hurricanes are third in the Metropolitan Division standings and sixth in the entire Eastern Conference.
- Calgary: Brett Ritchie – not playing. Tyler Pitlick – questionable;
- Carolina: Jordan Martinook, Anthony DeAngelo, Brett Pesce – not playing.
Expert Betting Tips
Calgary is still in the lead in the West, but it seems that Carolina has a chance to score here. "The Flames are in a slump, have lost twice in a row, and should they beat the Hurricanes on the rise, it's unlikely to happen in regulation time.
Prediction: Carolina will be closer to victory.
- Carolina Not To Lose + Total Under (8.5) for 1.85;
- X for 4.00;
- Correct Score 2-2 for 12.0.