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#35 Anaheim Ducks vs.
#36 Calgary Flames
Monday, October 18, 2021 at 9:30pm EDT
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

The Anaheim Ducks will be trying to pick up their first road win of the season when they face the Calgary Flames on Monday night. The Ducks are coming off a 2-1 loss to Minnesota. The Flames are coming off a 5-2 loss to Edmonton.

Calgary is 6-4-0 in its last 10 games against Anaheim.

Ducks Trying To Bounce Back From Loss

The Ducks followed up their season-opening win over Winnipeg with a loss to Minnesota in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Flames, which will give them their second win in three games and their first road win of the season.

Anaheim is averaging 2.5 goals per game through their first two games. They scored only one goal in their last game on 29 shots.

Jakob Silfverberg scored the lone goal for the Ducks, while Kevin Shattenkirk and Cam Fowler picked up an assist.

Anaheim had done well defensively, giving up 1.5 goals per game. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need to keep playing well if they want to get the win.

Flames Looking For First Win

The Flames didn’t play well in their first game of the season and got blown out by the Oilers. They will try to put the loss behind them with a win over the Ducks, which will give them their first win of the season.

Calgary scored two goals on 47 shots in their first game. Andrew Mangiapane and Elias Lindholm scored a goal apiece for the Flames, while Rasmus Andersson, Matthew Tkachuk, and Juuso Valimaki picked up an assist.

Calgary didn’t play well defensively, giving up five goals in the loss. They will need to bounce back with a better performance if they want to win this game.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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Even though they lost their last game, the Ducks have played well defensively through two games. The Flames looked flat offensively in their first game, scoring only two goals, and will have a hard time getting past Anaheim’s goalies, who have a combined .961 save percentage. The Flames also struggled defensively in their last game, giving up five goals. Even though the Ducks haven’t lit up the scoreboard so far, they won’t have a hard time scoring against the Flames, so go with the Ducks to pick up the win.

Prediction: Anaheim Ducks +160

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Ducks have done well defensively through two games, giving up 1.5 goals per game. The Flames weren’t good offensively last season and seem to have picked up where they left off, so don’t expect them to score a lot of goals against the Ducks in this game. The Flames struggled defensively in their last game, but they will bounce back with a better performance in this game. With the Ducks averaging 2.5 goals per game in two games, don’t expect them to score enough goals to push the score over the total. The Ducks and Flames played under the total in seven of their last 10 meetings.

Prediction: Under 5.5
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu , "Bosun Akinpelu"

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