It’s a classic battle of Canada tonight as the Montreal Canadiens head to Calgary for a date with the Flames. Puck-drop is scheduled for 9pm EST from Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Canadiens enter this game with a record of 11-10-1 and are looking to find some consistent play heading into the middle part of the year. They have won six of their last four games overall and are starting to find a groove. As for Calgary, the Flames enter this matchup with a record of 10-9-3 and sit in the middle of the Pacific Division. Grabbing a win here could go a long way in the Flames getting their season back on track.
Montreal has struggled offensively this year, only averaging 2.82 goals per game. They have allowed 3.5 goals per game to opponents, including14 total over their last four games. They will need to really focus on defense in this game otherwise it could be a tough night for them on the road.
As for the Flames, they average three goals a game and are giving up 3.4 to opponents on average. Calagry has the feel of a very mediocre team right now so look for Montreal to try and exploit that on offense. Limiting the turnovers will help the Flames as they try to pick up a win here.
Prediction: Calgary Flames 4, Montreal Canadiens 2
I think that the Flames do enough to defend home ice and grab a much needed win here.