Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames 3/10/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Jim |

Last Updated: 03/09/2022 at 11:00 PM ET

Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames 3/10/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay is coming here with a record of 37-13-6 on the year. The road record for the Lightning is sitting at 18-8-2 on the year. The last game on the ice for the Lighting was a road game against Winnipeg and ended up being a 7-4 loss on the day.

The Lightning are coming here with a potent offense with 3.46 goals per game with 29.9 shots per game. Tampa Bay has converted on the power play at a clip of 20.8% with 36 goals on the power play at 4 short handed goals. The penalty kill for the Lightning have killed off 80.9% of the power plays faced with 31 power play goals allowed and 5 short handed goals allowed. The defense as a total for the Lightning have faced 29.3 shots per game and allowed 2.92 goals per game.

Calgary is coming here after getting a loss in their last game. The loss for the Flames came against the Washington Capitals by a score of 5-4. The loss pushed the Flames to a record of 34-15-7 overall, but when playing at Scotiabank Saddledome the Flames are 16-5-5.

This year the Flames have scored 37 power play goals and 6 short handed goals while converting on the power play at a clip of 23%. The defense for the Flames has allowed 25 power play goals and 3 short handed goals, but have killed off 85% of the power plays faced. The Flames have allowed 2.48 goals per game while facing a total of 29.3 shots per game. The offense for Calgary has scored 3.48 goals per game and have a total of 35.6 shots per game on the year.

Calgary is coming here on their home ice and with a slightly and only marginally better offense. The only reason the Flames have more goals is the number of shots per game simply wears down a defense. Look for that to continue in this game here, but also the better play for the Flames on the special teams is what helps Calgary lock down a home win in this game. Final Score Prediction, Calgary Flames win on the over 4-3. 

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