Bruins vs Flames Prediction NHL Picks 2/22/24

Calgary Flames (26-25-5) vs Boston Bruins (34-12-11)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames +110 / Boston Bruins -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Bruins will play the Calgary Flames on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Boston has won two games in a row, while Calgary has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Bruins vs Flames prediction.

Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are 34-12-11 this year after they defeated Edmonton in overtime by a score of 6-5 in their last game. Boston blew a 4-1 lead in the second period, but they were able to pick up the overtime win. The Bruins were out shot by a total of 44-35 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Boston defeated Dallas by a score of 4-3 in the game prior to Edmonton, but lost the four games before that. The Bruins are scoring 3.32 goals per game and they are allowing 2.64 goals against per game, while going 23.4% on the power play and 81.4% on the penalty kill. David Pastrnak has led Boston with 35 goals, 45 assists, and 279 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Boston is Linus Ullmark, who is 16-6-4 this season with a 2.72 goals against average and a .914 save percentage. 

Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames are 26-25-5 this year after they defeated Winnipeg by a score of 6-3 in their last game. Calgary trailed 3-1 in the first period, but they were able to score the final five goals in the game for the win. The Flames out shot Winnipeg by a total of 34-31 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Calgary had lost their previous three games against Detroit, San Jose, and the Rangers. The Flames are scoring 3.07 goals per game and they are allowing 3.09 goals against per game, while going 14.4% on the power play and 82.7% on the penalty kill. Nazem Kadri has led Calgary with 19 goals, 29 assists, and 182 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom, who is 18-15-2 this year with a 2.60 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. 

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Andrei Kuzmenko has scored the first goal in each of his last three appearances with his team as a home underdog against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Andrei Kuzmenko has scored at least one goal in four of his last five appearances with his team as a home underdog against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Blake Coleman has recorded at least one point in seven of the Flames' last eight games as home underdogs.
  • Noah Hanifin has recorded at least one assist in four of the Flames' last five home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Connor Zary ranks T1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+16) this season.

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • David Pastrnak has scored the first goal in three of the Bruins' last four games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Brad Marchand has scored at least one goal in seven of the Bruins' last eight games at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • Brad Marchand has recorded at least one point in each of the Bruins' last eight games at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • Charlie McAvoy has recorded at least one assist in each of the Bruins' last four games.
  • David Pastrnak ranks T2nd in the league for multi-point games (28) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Calgary Flames rank 28th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.37%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 5th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (82.74%).
  • The Boston Bruins are one of three teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Boston Bruins rank 5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.68).

Bruins vs Flames Betting Prediction

Calgary comes into this game after losing three of their last four games and they are towards the bottom of the Pacific standings, but they are coming off of a nice win against Winnipeg. The Flames are only 13-13-1 at home, while Boston is one of the better road teams in the league. The Bruins have struggled over the last couple of weeks and while they have played better in their last two games, they are on a back to back here. Boston had to use a ton of energy on Wednesday in Edmonton and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bruins come out slow here. Take the Flames at home. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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