Photo: flickr eric magnsuon Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Tuesday in hockey action, it's the Calgary Flames versus the Colorado Avalanche. The Calgary Flames are coming off a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. The Calgary Flames received two goals from Mark Giordano. It was a multi-point game for Mikael Backlund who picked up 3 points. Mikael Backlund has been solid this year with 16 total points. Matthew Tkachuk scored once for the Calgary Flames. Matthew Tkachuk has been an effective player with 6 goals and 12 assists this season. Michael Frolik had a great assist night with two helpers. TJ Brodie had an assist.
Calvin Pickard will man the pipes for the Colorado Avalanche in this one. Over 14 appearances, he has delivered a 2.86 GAA and 0.904 SV% this season. He was fantastic in his most recent game, posting a 0.974 save percentage. In Calvin Pickard's last 5 appearances, he has posted a 0.901 save percentage.
Brian Elliott should be in goal for the Calgary Flames. We've seen a poor 0.889% save percentage from Brian Elliott this year. His team gave him a small workload in his last game, allowing 1 goals on 14 shots. It's been a good last 3 games for Brian Elliott as he has 2 wins and 0 losses with a 2.07 GAA and 0.926 SV%.
Jared Bednar would love to improve the team's backend as his team is getting killed in puck possession. The Colorado Avalanche are 4-11-1 when playing at home this season. The Calgary Flames have gone 10-7-2 on the road. The Colorado Avalanche have gone 2-3 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Calgary Flames have gone 5-6 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Colorado Avalanche have gone 6-10 against teams with a record above .500.
We are expecting a fair amount of goals in this match-up. We would recommend taking the over in this game.
Game Time: 9:05 PM ET
Over 5.5 109