The Pittsburgh Penguins (10-7-4) head to the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary to take on the Calgary Flames ( 12-4-5) on Monday night. Both teams took a loss on Saturday night. Flames losing to Winnipeg 4-2, the Penguins losing to the Montreal Canadians 6-3.
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Calgary enters this matchup as a -134 favorite with Pittsburgh as a 114 underdog. Calgary defeated Pittsburgh the last time these teams met, winning 4-0 back in October. Flames are now 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings. When these two teams face off a shootout or overtime is usually the result, five of their last ten games.
Penguins are 25th in shooting percentage at 8.1%, led by Jake Guentzel with 18 points. The Penguins also have Crosby back on the ice after missing a dozen games. He has only six points in the last nine games but is still a very big addition to the team. Pittsburgh is first in the league at the penalty Killing at 90.9%. Tristan Jarry will be in between the pipes on Monday. Jarry has been very impressive this season. Allowing only two goals in the last five games.
Calgary on the other side is 14th in shooting percentage at 9.6%. Johnny Gaudrew leads the team in scoring with 25 points and Andrew Mangiapane has been an absolute problem for the flames opponents’ goalies,
He’s been a goal-scoring Savage lately. The team has been amazing at penalty killing, second overall at 82.2%, for this matchup Vs. Pittsburgh Jacob Markstrom will get the start in the net. He is a great goalie having a .937 save percentage, but as of late he is allowing nine total goals in his last 5 games.
These two teams have been playing great hockey lately and I’m expecting a hard-fought game on both sides of the ice. We will see good goaltending on each team and some hard-hitting defenses, Don’t miss this battle in Calgary!
"It's establishing a good home record and playing well here. Playing the same way here as we do on the road." #Flames associate coach Kirk Muller checks in with the media ahead of tonight's tilt vs. the Pens. pic.twitter.com/PtJDxPuHqa
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 29, 2021
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| Title: Pittsburgh Penguins Vs.Calgary Flames
| Author: Lee ThePlug
| Date: Nov 29, 2021