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On Thursday in hockey action, it's the Calgary Flames versus the Arizona Coyotes. In their latest game, the Calgary Flames won 2-1 over the Dallas Stars. Johnny Gaudreau had a big night with 1 goals and 1 assists. Johnny Gaudreau has been an effective player with 7 goals and 8 assists this season. It's possible that Sean Monahan was the best player on the ice for the Calgary Flames with 2 points.
Mike Smith will man the pipes for the Arizona Coyotes in this one. He has been superb this season with a 4-3-3 record and 2.77 GAA. In his latest game, he was bad, allowing 4 goals. Mike Smith has been fantastic when playing at home this year with a 3-2-0 record and 0.922 SV%.
We have Chad Johnson penciled in as the confirmed starter for the Calgary Flames. We've seen a superb 0.931% save percentage from Chad Johnson this year. His team gave him a heavy workload in his last game, allowing 1 goals on 30 shots.
It would help if the defenseman of the Arizona Coyotes would move the puck up the ice more efficiently as they allow 28 shots per game. The Arizona Coyotes are 5-5-1 when playing at home this season. The Calgary Flames have been lackluster when playing on the road with a 8-6-2 record. The Arizona Coyotes have gone 4-6 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Calgary Flames have gone 3-5 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season.
We like the Arizona Coyotes to roll in this one. The Arizona Coyotes have the best shot for this one.
Game Time: 9:05 PM ET
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