Photo: flickr Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Saturday in hockey action, it's a Western Pacific division showdown between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. In their latest game, the Calgary Flames lost 1-2 to the New Jersey Devils. Sean Monahan scored once for the Calgary Flames. It's been a good year so far for Sean Monahan, he has 23 points. Dougie Hamilton had an assist. Back-to-back games are never easy and this one might be especially difficult for the Calgary Flames. The Edmonton Oilers have not played since Thursday.
It looks like Cam Talbot will get the call in this one. He last played on Thursday and put together a 0.895 save percentage. He has been not good recently, with a 0.889 save percentage in his last 3 appearances.
Brian Elliott should start in net for this game. He was bad in his most recent game, posting a 0.692 save percentage. It's been a good last 3 games for Brian Elliott as he has 2 wins and 1 loss with a 2.36 GAA and 0.856 SV%.
The Edmonton Oilers are 10-8-2 when playing at home this season. The Calgary Flames have gone 11-9-2 on the road. The Edmonton Oilers have gone 6-7 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Calgary Flames have gone 9-8 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Edmonton Oilers have been bad when playing winning teams, posting 3 wins and 11 losses.
All of the value in this line is on the road club. We will go with the Calgary Flames in this match-up.
Game Time: 10:05 PM ET
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