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Philadelphia vs Calgary: NHL Stampede City Showdown

Philadelphia vs Calgary: NHL Stampede City Showdown

Philadelphia Flyers: Faltering on west coast trip

After earning at least one point in six of their first eight games, with a 4-2-2 start, Philadelphia has fallen as they have dropped four straight contests in regulation time – plus one in extra time. The skid started with 4-3 (OT) and 4-1 home loses to Buffalo and New Jersey, before continuing during a west coast trip through Vancouver (4-1) and Edmonton (4-2). The Flyers are lacking firepower as they have scored two or fewer goals in eight of their first twelve matches. Defense hasn’t been much better as Philly has posted a 3.08 goals against average and they lead the NHL with 34.7 shots allowed per game. 

Calgary Flames: NHL 2015-16 playoff hopes are already barely flickering

Understanding that we haven’t hit the quarter pole yet, a once hopeful season in Calgary is going up in Flames. Calgary has limped out of the gate with a 3-9-0 record and the title above is far from fictional. Let’s be generous and say 90 points will earn a playoff berth in the Western Conference. Calgary will need to post a record that resembles something along the lines of 38-23-8 over their next 69 matches. While that mark is not out of the question, the Flames recent play makes it highly improbable. Calgary sits dead last in the league as they have allowed 56 goals against (4.23 GPG) through 13 games. Combine that with just 30 goals scored (2.31 PGP) and you see a problem at both ends of the rink. 

Philadelphia vs Calgary NHL Call: Being known as a slump-buster squad is one thing you never want to be. Calgary is that crew right now as Colorado, Montreal, Ottawa and New York all snapped a funk of some sort against the Flames recently. Colorado is a perfect example as the Avalanche had recorded twelve goals during a seven game span prior to their 6-3 flushing of the Flames two nights ago. Not wanting to call a winner here, because “Desperate vs Desperate” makes for a near impossible decision, we turn to the alternate game total lines posted at Bovada. Give us OVER 4.5 pucks being potted in this contest with a 500 unit wager on Alternate Total price posted on the NHL betting board at Bovada. Minutes until game time - and LIVE throughout - Bovada wagering windows are wide open!

Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames – Boavda Sportsbook NHL Game Total Odds

Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames – Boavda Sportsbook NHL Alternate Game Total Odds

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