NHL Free Picks & Predictions: Los Angeles Kings @ Calgary Flames
Calgary Flames got off to a sloppy start, though they bounced back in the second game and are coming into this one with the wind in their sails.
Kings have a lot to prove after a loss in the first. But with new coach Todd McLellan at the helm, will they grab their first win of the season?
- 01Los Angeles Kings (2.70) vs Calgary Flames (1.44)
- 02Kings to take it in overtime (3.75)
- 03Both teams prove to be ruthless, scoring 2 or more the first (1.80)
- 04Rampant in the first, Kings highest scoring period in the first (2.70)
- 05How to make the best NHL bets tonight?
Los Angeles Kings (2.70) vs Calgary Flames (1.44)
Los Angeles Kings will continue their road trip through Canada after a narrow loss to the Oilers in game one. Slovenian vet Anze Kopitar was productive in his first game, scoring 1 and assisting 2, and Kings fans will hope he continues in this form.
The Calgary Flames let 5 goals past in game one against a strong Colorado Avalanche side. But they put on a much improved performance in game two, with a confident 3-0 victory over their Canadian Rivals the Vancouver Canucks.
Expect the Kings to come out with a lot of fight and take the win.
Kings to take it in overtime (3.75)
The Los Angeles Kings have only narrowly missed out on taking the game beyond the third in 4 of their last 8. They ́re a team with great experience and this will pay dividends in those high pressure moments.
With Kopitar firing and new head coach Todd McLellan steadying the ship, the team could begin to build some momentum and the team's experience will begin to show through.
Renewed confrontation in the Flames camp between teammates Matthew Tkachuk and Drew Doughty, may spell danger for the team. As the long season continues, this is something the team needs to iron out.
The smart money says Kings to take it in overtime.
Both teams prove to be ruthless, scoring 2 or more the first (1.80)
This Kings team have shown their ability to score, after a shaky start in preseason and just narrowly missing out in game one. They ́ve proven to be hungry in front of goal so far this season, especially in the first period - netting 9 in the first in their last 5 games.
Johnny Gaudreau has made a sharp start to the season for the Flames with a goal and two assists, while Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm have one a piece. Gaudreau and Monahan are tied for topscorer with two each. Flames fans will hope to see this continue.
Both teams scoring 2 or more in the first is a safe play.
Rampant in the first, Kings highest scoring period in the first (2.70)
Expect the Kings to come out firing against the Flames tonight. Throughout preseason and into the 19/20 season we´ve seen a consistency from the Kings in front of goal. In the last 5 games they have lit the lamp 16 times, with 9 of those coming in the first period.
In the Calgary Flames last loss, in game one to the Colorado Avalanche, they conceded the majority of their points in the first period. The Kings will hope to see a repeat of that tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
They're prolific scoring record in the first cannot be ignored. Kings highest scoring period in the first.
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