8:07 pm
April 19

Flames @ Predators

Who will WIN this matchup?

Calgary Flames (47-20-9)

@ Nashville Predators (43-28-5)


Starting Goalies:

TBD (CGY): Unconfirmed

TBD (NSH): Confirmed


Current odds:

Calgary Flames: (-125)

Nashville Predators: (+105)


The Predators (43-28-5, 91 points) hold one of the two Western Conference wild-card spots, tied on points with the Dallas Stars, and are looking to rebound from an 8-3 shellacking at the hands of the visiting St. Louis Blues on Sunday. The Pacific Division-leading Flames (47-20-9, 103 points) offer a sturdy test.

Nashville’s loss certainly is the kind that can snap a team into focus. The Predators opened the scoring and had a lead until late in the first period, but then surrendered seven second-period goals — a franchise record for most allowed in a period.

The Flames arrive in Nashville after a 5-2 road victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, which gives them seven victories in eight outings.

Calgary’s Dillon Dube opened the scoring 22 seconds into the affair, and yet again the line of Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk made a huge mark. Tkachuk collected a pair of assists to give him 98 points on the season, while Gaudreau scored twice to reach 107 points — which ties him for fourth most in a season in franchise history. He won’t reach the franchise record of 131 set by Kent Nilsson in 1980-81, but second on the list is Joe Mullen’s 110 in 1988-89. With six games remaining, Gaudreau has a chance to surpass that.

StreakSmarter Pick
Nashville Predators