Pittsburgh Penguins (4-1-1) vs. Calgary Flames (4-1)
October 25, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Flames -161 / Pittsburgh Penguins +135; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday night.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to rebound after a 6-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in their last game. Going into Monday’s game, Sidney Crosby has a team-high 10 points with 3 goals and a team-high 7 assists while Danton Heinen has 6 points with 3 goals of his own and 3 assists. Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin each have 5 points with 3 goals and 2 assists while Bryan Rust has 5 points with 2 goals and 3 apples and Kasperi Kapanen has 5 points with 4 assists. Tristan Jarry has gone 4-0 with a 2.01 GAA and a .941 save percentage while Casey DeSmith is 0-0-1 with a 2.85 GAA and a .923 save percentage in goal for Pittsburgh this season.
The Calgary Flames will look to build on a 3-2 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes last time out. Nazem Kadri and Rasmus Andersson each have a team-high 6 points with Andersson logging a team-high 5 assists while Kadri’s got a pair of goals and 4 assists as well on the year. Tyler Toffoli has 5 points with a team-high 3 goals while Michael Stone and Jonathan Huberdeau each have 4 points with Huberdeau logging 4 assists while Stone has a goal and 3 helpers. Jacob Markstrom’s gone 3-0 with a 2.93 GAA and an .882 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 1-1 with a 3.03 GAA and an .896 save percentage between the pipes for Calgary this season.
Pittsburgh is 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 9-4 in their last 13 games against the Pacific division while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Calgary is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 10-4 in their last 14 home games while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games against the Metropolitan division.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m on the over here. Pittsburgh didn’t look god on Tuesday, folding like a cheap tent, and the Calgary Flames, despite their solid start to the year, have had some occasional issues with keeping the puck out of their net and I think we could be in store for another high-scoring affair on Tuesday. Give me the over here.
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