By Greg Dempson
Pittsburgh Penguins at Calgary Flames, 10:05 ET
Last night’s recommendation on the over at 5.5 goals +105 in the Dallas/Carolina game lost, (4–1,) for –1.0-unit. All my EveryEdge hockey selections I’ll submit throught this season will be for 1.0-unit with that 1.0-unit equating to $200.00. I won +236.00 with my first selection, pushed with my second and lost -$200.00 last night for a 1–1–1 start and +$36.00. Onto this evenings selection.
With their 2–1 victory last night in Edmonton, the Penguins attempt to win their seventh straight vs. the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. As for the Flames, they’re playing better of late and coming off their second win in three games, the last being a 2-1 overtime win against Philadelphia. That being said, in those most recent three contests they’ve scored 10 goals but allowed 11.
Karri Ramo stopped 26 in his last start but I note Calgary is still only 2-5-0 at home, with both wins occurring in overtime. Ramo has allowed 21 goals in six games including 10 in three home contests. Ramo’s save percentage is 88.8% at home. Ramo is 0–4–0 with a GAA of 3.61 in five career appearances against Pittsburgh.
Marc-Andres Fleury had the night off in Edmonton so I’m certain he’ll get the start tonight. Fleury has been light out of late with a GAA of 1.00 with his last four starts, all on the road and all victories. Fleury also has a 1.29 GAA in his last seven starts vs. the Flames.
After a slow start, Sidney Crosby has 4 points in his last four games and when playing vs. the Flames he has 8 goals and 4 assists in eight career games.
View From Center Ice
· Pittsburgh won both meetings last season, outscoring the Flames 7–1.
· The past two seasons Calgary is 4–17 and –28.60-units when playing vs. teams that out score their opponents by 0.3+ goals per game.
· The Penguins have been doing it with solid goaltending and strong defense allowing only 5 goals in their last five road contests.
· The past two seasons the Flames are 2 – 9 and –11.70-units at home vs. teams that are strong in the penalty kill, holding opponents to less than 14.5%.
· Play against money line home underdogs of +100 to +200 who are out scored by 0.65+ goals per game, after allowing 1 goal or less in their previous game. This system is 41–10 and 80% the past five seasons.
My EveryEdge NHL Game of the Night is a split wager, I’ve investing $100.00 on the Penguins –½ goal in the first 60 minutes at +120 as well as taking Pittsburgh to win on the money line at –125 investing $125.00 to win $100.00. My total investment is $225.00 to win a potential $220.00.
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