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Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers 5/22/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Odds & Info

Game Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date & Time Sunday May 22, 2022, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Place Edmonton, Canada
Latest odds
CAL -120 ; O/U 6.5
TV Channel
ESPN2

The Calgary Flames visit the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals best-of-seven series. Calgary lost to Edmonton 5-3 on Friday in Game 2 and the series is tied 1-1. Michael Stone, Tyler Toffoli and Brett Ritchie each scored for Calgary in the loss, while Johnny Gaudreau added two assists and Jacob Markstrom made 35 saves.

Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm are the leading goal scorers for Calgary with four, while Mikael Backlund has scored three. The leader in assists is Johnny Gaudreau with 11 and Gaudreau is the leader in points with 13, well Tkachuk has 10 points. Calgary has used only one goalie during the postseason, and Jacob Markstrom is 5-4 with a goals-against average of 2.41 and save percentage of .915.

Edmonton looks to take a 2-1 lead in the series on Sunday with a victory on its home ice. In Friday's victory, Zach Hyman scored a short-handed goal during the third period to put Edmonton ahead for good. Connor McDavid scored one goal and added one assist. McDavid reached 20 points the fastest in the postseason since Mario Lemieux during the 1992 playoffs. Duncan Keith, and Leon Draistaitl each scored one goal and added two assists. Mike Smith stopped 37 shots in goal.

Leon Draisaitl and Evander Kane are the leading goal scorers for Edmonton with seven each, while Connor McDavid is the third leading goal scorer with six and the leader in assists with 14. McDavid leads the Oilers in points with 20 and Draisaitl has 15. Edmonton has three players with 10 points or more through nine playoff games. Mike Smith is 5-3 with a goals-against average of 2.72 and save percentage of .929.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Calgary is 1-4 in its last 5 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Flames last 4
  • Edmonton is 18-7 in its last 25
  • The OVER has cashed in 16 of the Oilers last 22 at home

Free NHL Pick:

Edmonton Oilers +100

Home ice has a big advantage in this matchup as the home team (EDM) has won six of the last seven between the two. Edmonton has won six of its last seven at home versus Calgary and the Oilers have won 18 of the last 25 overall. Edmonton's Connor McDavid became the fastest player to 20 points in the playoffs since Mario Lemieux in 1992. Edmonton has been tough to slow down during the playoffs as the Oilers are leading the NHL in goals scored at 4.22 goals per game. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 6-3.

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