Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames - 5/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames - 5/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (55-24-11) vs Edmonton Oilers (53-30-7)

Game Info: Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -189 / Edmonton Oilers +151 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Calgary Flames host the Edmonton Oilers in Friday NHL Second Round Playoff Action.

The Edmonton Oilers come into game 2 trailing in the series, as the Oilers fell to Calgary by a score of 9-6. During the regular season, they have found the net 290 times, good for a rank of 7th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Edmonton is the 16th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.06 goals per game. For the year, the Oilers have a strength of schedule rating of 17th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 11th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Calgary Flames will look to keep things rolling in game 2, as they found the net 9 times in game 1. During the regular season, the Flames have scored 293 goals, giving them an average of 3.55. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams. On defense, Calgary is the 3rd ranked unit, giving up 2.51 goals per contest. For the season, the Flames have played the 27th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Calgary's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.

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Through 82 games, the Edmonton Oilers' leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 55 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 110. On the season, he is turning 19.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Oilers have benefited from the strong play of Connor McDavid, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Edmonton's 82 games, he has come up with 44 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 28. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.1 goals per game.

Through 82 games, Calgary's leading goal scorer is Matthew Tkachuk. With his 42 goals and 62 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 104. On the season, he is turning 16.6% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Flames have benefited from the strong play of Johnny Gaudreau, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Calgary's 82 games, he has come up with 40 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.3%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus minus rating of +64. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.22 goals per game. In his 63 games played, he has turned in 38 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

After the Flames and Oilers combined for 15 goals in game 1, the over-under betting line is set at 6.5 goals. In the matchup, Calgary scored 3 goals in each period. Look for this to be another high-scoring game, as during the regular season, the Oilers had the 20th ranked save rate. In addition, they were just 21st in overall goals allowed. I recommend taking the over.

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