Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames Betting Odds & Prediction
February 12, 2019
It’s a game between the two teams currently leading the way in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy, which comes with the guarantee of home-ice advantage in all four rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs (or for as long as they advance).
In truth, it looks to be something of a procession for the Lightning in claiming the Presidents’ Trophy at this stage, with them being 12 points ahead of the Flames at the top of the NHL standings at present.
The Lightning’s last game saw them win 5-2 on the road at the Florida Panthers on Sunday evening.
The Lightning average 3.85 Goals per Game, which puts them in 1st place in the NHL standings, while defensively they are allowing 2.77 Goals per Game (6th overall). Brayden Point has scored 32 goals for the Lightning, while Nikita Kucherov has contributed 60 assists.
The Flames went down 4-3 in a shootout on the road at the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, losing their third game in the last four in doing so.
The Flames average 3.67 Goals per Game (2nd overall), while allowing 2.87 Goals per Game (10th overall). Johnny Gaudreau has scored 29 goals and contributed 46 assists for the Flames to date.
As to predictions, given how dominant the Lightning have been this season and with the added advantage of home-ice, they have to be the tips on the Money Line odds.