Calgary Flames at Seattle Kraken - 4/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Calgary Flames at Seattle Kraken - 4/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken (23-42-6) vs Calgary Flames (43-19-9)

Game Info: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +150 / Calgary Flames -200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Kraken host the Calgary Flames in Saturday NHL Action.

The Calgary Flames come into this road contest with an overall record of 43-19-9. Through 71 games, the Flames are 1st in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 249 times, good for a rank of 7th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Calgary is the 2nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.48 goals per game. So far, the Flames have a strength of schedule rating of 21st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 3rd ranked team in the NHL.

The Seattle Kraken get set to host the Calgary Flames with an overall record of 23-42-6. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 71 games, the Kraken have scored 185 goals, giving them an average of 2.58. This output gives them a rank of 29th among NHL teams. On defense, Seattle is the 24th ranked unit, giving up 3.45 goals per contest. So far, the Kraken have played the 10th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Seattle's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 28th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In his team's 71 games, he has come up with 34 goals and 65 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +54. The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 38 goals, 24.0% have come during power playtime. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.18 goals per game. In his 56 games played, he has turned in 34 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 71 games, Seattle's leading goal scorer is Jared McCann. With his 25 goals and 15 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 40. On the season, he is turning 15.0% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kraken has benefited from the strong play of Yanni Gourde, who is team's overall leader in points. In Seattle's 71 games, he has come up with 17 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.3%. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -12 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.12 goals per game. In his 50 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 34 percent of the time.

On the season, the Calgary Flames have a per-game scoring differential 1.01. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.71 goals. Heading into their game with the Seattle Kraken, the Flames have a 3-2 record over their past five contests.In these games, they have scored 17 goals, accounting for 53.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.48 goals per game 3 times. Look for the Flames to pick up the win as they are in line for a big scoring night vs Seattle.


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