The Calgary Flames battle the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Saddledome tonight. The last time these two NHL teams met, the Senators won 4-3 in OT. Will the Flames even the series 1-1, or will the Senators win another close one?
Senators vs. Flames Match Details
Fixture: Ottawa Senators @ Calgary Flames
Date and Time: March 12, 2023, 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta
Senators vs. Flames Betting Odds
Ottawa is 33-28-4 on the year and is fifth in the Atlantic Division standings. The Senators’ offense ranks 17th in the league, averaging 3.13 goals per game. They allow 2.46 goals per game as a team, and their defense ranks 19th in the league. The Senators are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Canucks and are 3-2 in their last five games. Tim Stutzle leads the team in goals with 31 and has scored 70 points this season. Kevin Mandolese is the projected goalie tonight. Mandolese is 2-1 with 75. Will his lack of playing time affect his performance?
Calgary is 29-24-13 on the year and is averaging 3.0 goals per game. The Flames are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Ducks and are 2-3 in their last five games. This year they are allowing opponents to score 2.87 per game against them. Tyler Toffoli leads the team with 26 goals and 55 points. Elias Lindholm is second with 18 goals and 53 points. The Flames’ defense ranks 20th, and their offense is 21st in the NHL. Tonight’s projected goalie for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom, who is 17-18-8 on the year with 1,045 saves. The Calgary Flames are fifth in the Pacific Division standings.
This game comes down to the goalie. Kevin Mandolese has only played three games this year, and I think his lack of playing time affects his performance. Give me Calgary in this one with a home advantage.
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