Canucks at Flames 12/29/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:03 AM ET

The Canucks had a good start to their road trip after Christmas. The Canucks were able to come into the first game back and leapfrog over the Oilers in the standings, but also were able to beat the Oilers as well in the return by a score of 4-2 in Edmonton. With the Canucks the team would like to be able to build upon that even more, but the Oilers are a far weaker team than the Flames.

Coming into this game the Canucks have been able to score 3.00 goals a game, but the defense for the Canucks is giving up 3.13 goals a game. The Caucks have been able to convert on the power play at 18.1%, but have killed off 77.9%. For the Flames the team has been playing some decent hockey on the season so far and actually find themselves sitting in first place in the Pacific. However, the lead the Flames have in the division has only been by 2 points and between the Flames and Sharks they have been swapping the lead back and forth most of the season.

On the year so far the Flames have been able to score at a clip of 3.45 goals a game. The defense for the Flames has allowed only 2.68 goals a game. The Flames have ended up getting a conversion on the power play at 21.8%, but have killed off 80.3%.

While the Flames have had some struggles, they are still a division leading team and have a defense that has shut down some of the best offenses on the year, which is something the Canucks do not have. Look for the Flames defense to be able to settle down the Canucks offense as the team has some issues in getting the puck to the scoring players as the Flames bring home a win here. Final Score Prediction, Calgary Flames win 4-2.

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