The Calgary Flames will face the Detroit Red Wings in NHL action on Thursday.
The Flames have been decent this season and are presently placed fifth in the Western Conference Pacific Division with 58 points. Coming into this game with a close, they will be focused on improving themselves in a big of moving up the points table soon.
The Wings have been poor recently, which has straightaway pushed them into the lower half in the Eastern Conference Atlantic with 50 points. They are stuck in a difficult situation and need to improve significantly to have a better return in the upcoming games.
Flames vs Red Wings NHL Odds
Flames vs Red Wings NHL Match Details
Fixture: Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings
Date & Time: Thursday, February 9, 2023; 7 pm EDT
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
Flames vs Red Wings NHL Key Stats
The Flames have scored close to 160 goals this season at an average of over three goals per game. Contributions from Tyler Toffoli, Elias Lindholm, and Nazem Kadri have been feeding points on offense with over 50 goals in between them. Surely, they will have a big role to play in this crucial half of the season.
While defending, they have been inconsistent and have conceded more than three goals per game.
Meanwhile, the Wings have been average on offense and are lagging behind in the goals scored per game this season. The combined effort of Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond in particular has provided the team with 30 goals and close to 50 assists. They need to improve specifically on the offensive front in the upcoming games.
The Wings’ defense has conceded more than three goals per game this season. Having defended inconsistently for a large part of the season, their focus will be on bringing in changes to build a strong defensive setup soon.
Flames vs Red Wings Betting NHL Prediction
Both teams have lost their previous games and will be looking for a better return in this one.
The Flames have a positive on-the-road record and having won all of their last six meetings, they are in a comfortable situation. The good offensive strength coupled with a potent defense provides them additional strength in this tie.
Whereas, despite home conditions, the Wings are likely to struggle due to their poor overall team structure. They have failed to come back stronger after a big loss, which pushes them further down in the contest.
The game is likely to be in control of the Flames and we should expect them to find enough and get the win in this one.