Vegas Tries to Rebound
There hasn’t been drama attached to the last two road wins by the Calgary Flames, who outscored their opponents by a combined 13-5. The Arizona Coyotes helped Calgary’s cause by putting the Flames on the power play five times in Wednesday’s win.
Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights are coming off a disappointing shootout loss at Chicago. The Golden Knights were outshot by a Blackhawks team in contention to have the fewest points in the NHL this season.
Calgary is 3-2-1 in the second game of back-to-back games this season.
Vegas is still holding onto first place in the Pacific Division, while Calgary is two points shy of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Defensemen Oliver Kylington and Michael Stone are on injured reserve for the Flames, while winger Mark Stone and defenseman Daniil Miromanov are on reserve for the Golden Knights.
According to the NHL playoff odds, the Golden Knights (+1600) are tied for eighth in the odds to win the Stanley Cup title. Calgary (+2500) is tied for 11th.
Let’s check the latest NHL news, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Flames vs Golden Knights. We’ve got plenty of NHL picks for you to consider.
Lindholm a Quick Healer
Center Elias Lindholm was considered questionable heading into Wednesday’s matchup with Arizona. Not only did Lindholm play, but he had a goal and an assist, leading the Flames’ forwards in time on ice and faceoff wins.
Levi’s Dad has hit 500 career points thanks to his goal and assist this evening!#Flames | @LegacyHCYeg pic.twitter.com/hdQBs4QnWN
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 23, 2023
The issue for Lindholm and the Flames has been consistency. He hasn’t recorded points in back-to-back games since the start of the month, and those two contests were separated by more than a week due to the NHL All-Star break.
The Calgary Flames haven’t posted back-to-back wins since Jan. 21-23, so that could change when Calgary faces Vegas.
The NHL betting lines total has gone over in five of Calgary’s last six games as well as in four of the last five on the road.
Good to the Last Shift
Vegas is certainly keeping its fans in their seats or glued to the television screen, with each of the last three games being decided by one goal.
One reason why the Golden Knights can’t seem to pull away is that they are 0-for-10 on the power play in games against San Jose, Tampa Bay and Chicago. Drawing just three power-play opportunities over the last two games is a little troubling.
Toronto and Carolina are the only teams in playoff position who have drawn fewer man-advantage situations in February than the Golden Knights. The next power-play goal will be the first in the month for the Golden Knights.
Just three of the Golden Knight’s last 10 games have finished over the Las Vegas odds total.
Flames vs Golden Knights Game Injuries
Flames vs Golden Knights Head-to-Head
Calgary has won two of the last three games against the Golden Knights after its 3-2 win at home on Oct. 18, with the Flames erasing an early two-goal deficit.
Vegas has won the season series against Calgary each year since coming into the league in 2017.
The home team has won 12 of the last 14 matchups between the Flames and Golden Knights.
Flames vs Golden Knights Game Information
- Game: Flames (27-20-11) vs Knights (34-18-5)
- Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- Day/Time: Thursday, Feb. 23, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Flames vs Golden Knights Live Stream: NHL.TV
Flames vs Golden Knights Betting Lines
Flames vs Golden Knights Picks and Prediction
After converting on just one of nine power-play chances over the last three games, Calgary scored three times with the man advantage against the Coyotes, so the Golden Knights will need to limit their trips to the penalty box.
That didn’t happen in the first matchup, with the Flames receiving six of the 10 power plays and scoring two of the three goals with the man advantage.
Calgary outshot Vegas 40-21 in the season’s first meeting, and Vegas blocked 23 other shots. The Flames converted on two of its six power plays, while Vegas was 0-for-4 with the man advantage. Calgary is coming off a game when it outshot Arizona 51-14 and had three power-play goals.
The Golden Knights have covered in just 11 of their 30 home games, while Calgary is 15-15 against the spread on the road.
Vegas is 25-17-4 when listed by the sportsbook as the favorite. The Flames are 4-6-2 as the underdog.
The Calgary Flames are listed at +110 in our Las Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Flames, you have a chance to win $110. Vegas is -130, offering a chance to win $77 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Calgary Flames a 47.62% chance to win, with the Vegas Golden Knights at 56.52%.