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#65 Calgary Flames -155
vs. #66 Ottawa Senators 6

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:05pm EST
Canadian Tire Cenre, Kanata
Written by The Admiral
Calgary Flames vs. Ottawa Senators NHL: Saturday, January 18, Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, 4:00 PM ET Two Canadian teams will face off against each other at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon. The Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators will close down their regular-season series, as the Flames beat the Senators 3-1 as -245 home favorites on the last day of November. Calgary has dominated Ottawa lately, winning six of their previous seven encounters overall. The Flames will wrap up a three-game road trip, looking for their second straight win and seventh over the previous eight outings. On the other side, the Senators hope to put an end to their nine-game losing streak.

The Flames upset the Maple Leafs to get back on the winning path

After five wins in a row, the Flames lost at the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 this past Monday. They bounced back with a 2-1 shootout victory at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, playing some exquisite defense against the most efficient team in the NHL. The Flames allowed 36 shots to their opponents, but David Rittich had a big game with 35 saves and three more in a shootout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqpiLP8-xc0 Over their last five outings, the Flames surrendered just eight goals in the total. They are 12th in the league in goals against (2.90) and sixth in penalty killing (83.0%). David Rittich is 19-11-5 this season and has a 2.73 GAA and a .915 save percentage. Still, Rittich has lost three of his last five games, but Cam Talbot is on a four-game winning streak. Talbot is 7-7-0 this term and has a 2.54 GAA and a .922 save percentage. The Flames are 27th in the league in goals scored per game (2.61), and their offense is a big issue this season. Calgary converts only 18.9% of its power-play opportunities (19th in the NHL). Over their previous five showings, the Flames have scored more than a couple of goals only once. Wingers Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk lead the way for Calgary with 38 points each, while centers Elias Lindholm and Sean Monahan added 36 points each.
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