Calgary (38-27-5) is trying to catch Los Angeles for the final Pacific Division postseason spot or Winnipeg for the last West wild-card slot. This has been a miracle run of a season for the Calgary Flames, but if they can’t finish these last few weeks strong it will all have been for naught.
Tuesday night was not one of their better efforts with the St. Louis Blues in town. Both clubs started slow and it wasn’t until the middle of the second period that the Blues finally got on the board. Calgary has been a great third period club but it wasn’t to be on this night. The Blues doubled their lead just 1:18 into the third period and added a couple more goals as they sent the Flames to a 4-0 defeat. Now it’s time to see if this Calgary club really has what it takes to finish the deal.
For the Philadelphia Flyers it’s all about getting the June entry draft. Philadelphia is averaging 1.64 goals on the road since the All-Star break for the league’s second-worst mark. Mason has posted a 1.89 goals-against average in his last 17 starts but is 1-10-6 with a 2.63 GAA in 19 on the road. The Flyers dropped their seventh straight road game at Vancouver 4-1 on Tuesday to fall to 9-19-9 away from home.
I’take Calgary ML at Pinnacle’s NHL Odds.