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NHL : ATS Matchup
Thursday 12/6/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
MINNESOTA
 
CALGARY
PK  

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6
 
0
Final
2

MINNESOTA (15-10-0-2, 32 pts.) at CALGARY (17-9-0-2, 36 pts.)
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Thursday, 12/6/2018 9:05 PM
#1 GOALTENDERS: MINNESOTA - ALEX STALOCK, CALGARY - MIKE SMITH
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
15MINNESOTA+125Ov 6,-105+115Ov 6,-115
16CALGARY-145Un 6,-115-135Un 6,-105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games15-12-0-0.615-12-0.613-113.231.62.929.8
Team Stats (Road Games)7-6-0+0.67-6+0.65-62.831.12.728.9
Last 5 Games2-3-0-2.22-3-2.22-13.031.63.425.0
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)27862330312785410.1%882123.9%147
Team Stats (Road Games)1337111511024049.2%401127.5%63
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)515465011589.5%15426.7%26
Stats Against (All Games) 78272128278059.7%881415.9%130
Stats Against (Road Games) 3512158053769.3%34720.6%57
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 176650112513.6%11327.3%31
MINNESOTA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)212162757191.1%011-10-311-10-0-310-10
DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)9925923891.9%05-4+0.45-4-003-5
DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)44968285.4%01-3-3.21-3-0-32-1
ALEX STALOCK (All Games)7617215791.3%04-2+2.44-2-0+23-1
ALEX STALOCK (Road Games)4411210392.0%02-2+0.12-2-002-1
ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)43777293.5%02-1+12-1-0+11-1

CALGARY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games17-11-0+4.117-11+4.114-133.633.52.927.9
Team Stats (Home Games)8-5-0+18-5+110-24.334.63.625.6
Last 5 Games4-1-0+24-1+23-25.033.22.825.0
CALGARY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)281003124432993810.7%1012423.8%168
Team Stats (Home Games)13562110250845012.4%471429.8%99
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)52569100216615.1%23834.8%43
Stats Against (All Games) 822830222478110.5%872124.1%133
Stats Against (Home Games) 471420112233314.1%381231.6%74
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 145531012511.2%14321.4%17
CALGARY - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
JON GILLIES (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JON GILLIES (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
DAVID RITTICH (All Games)141235732891.9%19-3+59-3-0+55-6
DAVID RITTICH (Home Games)6514612988.4%04-1+1.94-1-0+24-0
DAVID RITTICH (Last 4 Games)441109889.1%12-2-12-2-0-13-1
MIKE SMITH (All Games)171642137288.4%08-8-0.98-8-0+19-7
MIKE SMITH (Home Games)8818615884.9%04-4-0.94-4-0-16-2
MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)43837691.6%03-0+33-0-0+31-2
Average power rating of opponents played: MINNESOTA 3.05,  CALGARY 3.13
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
MINNESOTA - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
11/9/2018at ANAHEIM5-1W0, -105W5.5 unO
11/11/2018at ST LOUIS3-2W0, -110W6 unU
11/13/2018WASHINGTON2-5L0, -150L6 unO
11/15/2018VANCOUVER6-2W0, -255W5.5 evO
11/17/2018BUFFALO2-3L0, -215L5.5 ovU
11/18/2018at CHICAGO1-3L0, +105L5.5 evU
11/21/2018OTTAWA6-4W0, -275W6 ovO
11/23/2018WINNIPEG4-2W0, -115W6 unP
11/27/2018ARIZONA3-4L0, -210L5.5 ovO
11/29/2018at COLUMBUS2-4L0, +105L6 ovP
12/1/2018TORONTO3-5L0, -110L6 ovO
12/4/2018at VANCOUVER3-2W0, -165W6 unU
12/6/2018at CALGARY 
12/7/2018at EDMONTON 
12/11/2018MONTREAL 
12/13/2018FLORIDA 
12/15/2018CALGARY 

CALGARY - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
11/10/2018at LOS ANGELES1-0W0, -105W5.5 ovU
11/11/2018at SAN JOSE1-3L0, +160L6 evU
11/15/2018MONTREAL2-3L0, -150L6 unU
11/17/2018EDMONTON4-2W0, -140W6 unP
11/19/2018VEGAS7-2W0, -150W5.5 ovO
11/21/2018WINNIPEG6-3W0, -110W6 evO
11/23/2018at VEGAS0-2L0, +120L5.5 ovU
11/25/2018at ARIZONA6-1W0, -110W5.5 evO
11/28/2018DALLAS3-4L0, -210L6 unO
11/30/2018LOS ANGELES4-1W0, -235W5.5 ovU
12/2/2018at CHICAGO3-2W0, -145W6 ovU
12/4/2018at COLUMBUS9-6W0, +115W6 ovO
12/6/2018MINNESOTA 
12/8/2018NASHVILLE 
12/9/2018at EDMONTON 
12/12/2018PHILADELPHIA 
12/15/2018at MINNESOTA 
12/16/2018at ST LOUIS 
KEY GAME INFORMATION
MINNESOTA: LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Third in Central Division.
LOST to Winnipeg Jets in Western Conference quarterfinals.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau (third season, 12th NHL season).
ADDED: RW J.T. Brown, C Eric Fehr, C Matt Hendricks, RW Matt Read, D Greg Pateryn, D Matt Bartkowski.
LOST: C Matt Cullen, LW Tyler Ennis, RW Daniel Winnik.
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Zach Parise. After missing the first 39 games because of a lower back problem that required surgery, Parise's delayed start was predictably slow. He scored 12 goals in his last 18 games of the regular season, though, and scored in each of the first three playoff games until being knocked out of action again by a broken sternum. Parise, who's entering his 14th NHL season at age 34, isn't built to be the team's premier scorer but needs to replicate that productivity down the stretch to help keep the offense balanced.
OUTLOOK: New GM Paul Fenton made only minor moves this summer for fresh faces on the fourth line and more depth on defense, so the Wild will rely on the same core that has been bounced out of the playoffs in the first round three straight times and won only two series over the last six years. Just reaching the postseason again in the rugged Western Conference would be an accomplishment in itself, and Boudreau has as strong of an 82-game track record as any bench boss in the league. Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, who's coming off a serious ankle injury that kept him out of the playoffs, must stay healthy throughout the seventh year of their identical $98 million megadeals. Wings Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter also have to bounce back from down seasons.
CALGARY: LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Finished fifth in Pacific Division and missed playoffs.
COACH: Bill Peters (first season, fifth NHL season)
ADDED: F James Neal, D Noah Hanifin, F Elias Lindholm
LOST: D Dougie Hamilton, F Micheal Ferland, RW Troy Brouwer
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Johnny Gaudreau. Calgary's top line of Gaudreau, center Sean Monahan and anyone on right wing can be one of the best in the NHL. The 5-foot-9 playmaker from South Jersey is primed for another big season after putting up 84 points in 80 games. It's no exaggeration to say he has become one of the best players in hockey.
OUTLOOK: The Flames should be much improved after firing
COACH Glen Gulutzan, replacing him with Peters, trading Hamilton and Ferland to Carolina for Hanifin and Lindholm and signing Neal. Captain Mark Giordano can go back to playing with old defense partner T.J. Brodie on a deep blue line. Calgary's playoff hopes rest on veteran goaltender Mike Smith in net, or, if he falters, 24-year-old Jon Gillies.
PREVIEW
Wild attempt to contain sizzling Flames

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames earned a well-deserved day off on Wednesday following their wild 9-6 road victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets a night earlier.

The Flames (17-9-2) will look to build on their come-from-behind win over the Jackets when they host the Minnesota Wild (15-10-2) at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday.

"We just battled back and stuck with it," said defenseman Noah Hanifin in regards to how he and his Calgary teammates were able to battle back from a 4-1 deficit to beat Columbus. "This team, it's pretty crazy how often we come back from those leads that other teams have, so it's great. It was obviously an offensive game -- not the way we want to play. We don't really want to give up six goals, but sometimes it happens. To win, it's huge."

Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan led Calgary's offensive attack against Columbus with two goals and two assists each, while goalie Mike Smith made 13 saves in relief of starting netminder David Rittich.

"Obviously not the way you drew it up, but at the end of the day I think we're obviously happy to get the two points," said Smith, who improved his record to 9-7-1 thanks to his fourth straight win. "I don't think there's a goalie, at least that I know, that would like to play in one of those games. It's just one of those games where the chances were there, pucks were finding ways to get in -- tipped shots and posts and in and stuff.

"I thought our guys were resilient. We stuck with it. We were down 4-1. We could have rolled over and packed it in, but I thought we did a good job to get back in the game."

Shortly after the Flames wrapped up their third straight win on Tuesday, the Wild put the finishing touches on a 3-2 road win over the Vancouver Canucks to snap a three-game losing streak.

"When it's not going your way, it takes a little extra to get out of it and get back in the win column," said Wild center Eric Staal following the game. "It took everybody. I thought everybody competed really hard and had to work for the W.

"It's a tough league to win in and it feels good to hopefully start a streak the other direction."

Ryan Suter, Jason Zucker and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota while Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves to pick up the win in net.

"This is the kind of games you have to win on the road," said Wild coach Bruce Boudreau. "I mean Calgary only got nine (on Tuesday), so we'll have to be pretty good defensively as well the next night against them."

Boudreau praised his players for keeping things simple against the Canucks and added that he's hoping for similar performances when his team takes on the Flames on Thursday followed by another tough test against the Oilers in Edmonton the next night.

"You have to simplify it," Boudreau said. "If you make this game complicated, then I think you're in trouble. Simplifying the game and doing those little things right are going to gain you success."


Last Updated: 12/16/2018 4:06:22 PM EST


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