Game: Hockey NHL: ✅ Colorado Avalanche v Calgary Flames Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NHL Betting Odds & Lines, Avalanche vs Flames Picks & Avalanche vs Flames Predictions
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Start time: 10:00 PM EST, Scotiabank Saddledome
TV Channel: NBCSN
Best Calgary Flames Lines: (-180) MoneyLine – BETNOW
Over/Under 6: – BOVADA
In a game from NHL, we will see Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames.
The Colorado Avalanche are the 2nd wild card team in the postseason after finishing with 90 points which is worst record of a playoff team this season. Nathan MacKinnon scored 99 points this year which is a team record. He managed to get to 41 goals and 58 assists while Mikko Rantanen had 31 goals and 56 assists.
The Calgary Flames, on the other side, are the top seed of the Western Conference. They finished with 107 points and a record of 50-25-7. Johnny Gaudreau leads the team in scoring with 99 points, too. He has scored 36 goals and he also has 63 assists. Sean Monahan had 34 goals and 48 assists for 82 points while the goalie responsibility is shared between David Rittich and Mike Smith. They both have similar statistics with a 2.61 GAA and a shutout while Smith went 23-16-2 with a 2.73 GAA and 2 shutouts this season.
This looks like a no brainer. The Calgary Flames are the much better side and they have the edge on defense. They have already swept the Avalanche and even though I think this will be a much tougher game than most people expect, I still believe that Calgary will win it.