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Predictions & Lines: Start Of A New Streak? And A Few Changes To The Lineup.

The Flames can put Chicago further into their current hole with a victory tonight.

Staff Predictions

Calgary Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks 8:00 PM MT

Preview

Favorite: Calgary Line: -140 O/U: 6.5

Calgary vs Chicago: 46-39-13

Calgary vs Chicago Overall: 82-85-26

Calgary vs Chicago 2019-20: 1-1-0

12/31: Calgary Flames 3 vs Chicago 5 (L)

1/7: Calgary Flames 2 @ Chicago Blackhawks 1 (W)

Calgary Last 10: 4-5-1

LA Last 10: 4-4-2

Predictions

Mark: Calgary Flames 4 - Chicago Blackhawks 2

I like how the Flames are playing lately and are able to score early and often. Outside of LA this seems like a team that is starting to click and the secondary scoring has been huge. So I picked them to win, that means they’ll lose.

Maddie: Calgary Flames 3 - Chicago Blackhawks 1

Like Mark, I feel like I’ve been wrong so often recently because the Flames are chaos and there’s no predicting it. But, that said, I’m actually feeling pretty good about this one? Their offense is clicking recently, and I’ve really liked what I’ve seen there, and I think they can keep that rolling for at least one more game. Hopefully?

Flash: Calgary Flames 2 - Chicago Blackhawks 4

Robin Lehner is one of the top quality goaltenders in the NHL, and I just feel off about this game. Coming off a California road trip where we did well, I think we’ll be a bit complacent at home. I hope I’m wrong, but let’s see.

Projected Lines

FORWARDS

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm

Andrew Mangiapane - Mikael Backlund - Matthew Tkachuk

Milan Lucic - Sam Bennett - Dillon Dube

Zac Rinaldo - Mark Jankowski - Tobias Rieder

DEFENCE

Noah Hanifin - Rasmus Andersson

TJ Brodie - Michael Stone

Oliver Kylington - Brandon Davidson

GOALTENDER

David Rittich