Flames Hit Road Against Rangers
The Calgary Flames will be hitting the road against the New York Rangers on Monday in each team’s first game since the All-Star break.
Calgary went into the break on a bit of a hot streak, winning three out of its last four games. One of them against a scorching hot Seattle Kraken team by a final score of 5-2.
Meanwhile, the Rangers alternated wins and losses in their past seven matchups before the break, but are hoping for more consistency now that they got to recharge.
Which of these squads is the best option versus the NHL betting odds?
Let’s check the latest NHL news, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Flames vs Rangers. We’ve got plenty of NHL picks for you to consider..
Flames Goaltending Perking Up
The Flames season has mostly been a disaster because their goaltending has dropped off significantly year over year. However, the play of Dan Vladar has picked up of late and he’s given the team a shot in the arm.
Those who bet online should note that Vladar has won his last five games in the net. His counterpart, Jacob Markstrom, has lost his last four starts back there.
Before you make your NHL picks, double-check who is in net for this one. That might dictate which way you go in this game.
On the season, Vladar is 11-4-4 with a 2.77 GAA and a .906 save percentage. Vladar also hasn’t lost a single game since December, putting together a flawless 9-0-2 in both January and February.
He has a .908 save percentage in January, which is not amazing but it’s much better than Markstrom, who is at .886. Vladar gives this team a chance to win but with Markstrom, you might want to fade.
Rangers’ Young Roster Continues To Compete
New York has an interesting roster that’s filled with young talent. On offense, you have a trio of contributors with Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, and Adam Fox, who all have more than 48 points.
At the back end, Igor Shesterkin is 21-8-7 with a 2.46 GAA and a .918 save percentage. While he gives his team a chance to win, they haven’t been doing much of that of late.
The Rangers have won just four of the last 10 times Shesterkin has played. They’re just not scoring a ton as they have managed eight goals in the six losses compared to 17 goals in the four wins. Scoring is the key to success for this team as their goaltending is relilable.
Flames vs Rangers Game Injuries
Flames vs Rangers Head-to-Head
These teams haven’t played since 2021, with the Flames winning that game, 6-0.
Flames vs Rangers Information
- Game: Flames (24-17-9) vs Rangers (27-14-8)
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
- Day/Time: Monday, 7:37 p.m. ET
- Flames vs Rangers Live Stream: NHL TV
Flames vs Rangers Betting Lines
Flames vs Rangers Prediction
This looks like a game that will entirely depend upon what type of goalie we get out of Calgary. The Rangers are likely to roll with Shesterkin and we know what to expect out of him.
However, Calgary has watched Vladar win nine of his last 11, including three out of the team’s last four before the break. If Vladar is net, take a shot with the Flames on the road. If it’s Markstrom, take the Rangers in the sportsbook.
New York is listed at -125 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Rangers, you have a chance to win $80. Calgary is +105, offering a chance to win $105 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Flames a 55.56% chance to win, with the Rangers at 48.78%.