Canadiens vs. Flames NHL Prediction
The under has been profitable in previous meetings between the Canadiens and Flames, who meet on Friday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will the under cash again tonight in Calgary?
069 Montreal Canadiens (-110) at 070 Calgary Flames (-110); o/u 5.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 23, 2021
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
Montreal Canadiens DFS Spin
Jake Allen allowed three goals on 25 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 road win against the Edmonton Oilers. Allen improved to 8-8-4 after the road victory, but it wasn't easy. The Canadiens built a 4-1 lead, but the Oilers stormed back with a power-play goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at 17:48 of the third period and 18:49 from Jesse Puljujarvi to make things interesting. The Oilers weren't able to come back all the way, but it was close.
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
Matthew Tkachuk has no goals and two assists in his last seven games. Tkachuk's slump has come at an inopportune time as the Flames are desperately trying to stay in the playoff race. They're getting ready for a key three-game series against Montreal, which will start on Friday. Having Tkachuk step up for that series would go a long way towards keeping Calgary's playoff hopes alive.
Canadiens vs. Flames Wings NHL Prediction
The under is 15-5-3 in the last 23 meetings between these two teams and is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings in Calgary. On the other side, the under is 5-1-1 in the Canadiens’ last seven games overall, is 22-8-2 in their last 32 games versus a team with a losing record and is 5-1 in their last six games following a win. On the other side, the under is 4-0-1 in the Flames’ last five games, is 6-0-1 in their last seven games versus a team with a losing record and has cashed in four of their last four games playing on three or more days rest.
NHL PREDICTION: CANADIENS/FLAMES UNDER 5.5