5 keys to Flames at Blues

5 keys to Flames at Blues
Smith, Flames come up big in heavy test against Predators
The Flames saw Sean Monahan score with the man advantage in the second and just 33 seconds in to the third while Elias Lindholm tallied in the first on the power play. Johnny Gaudreau assisted on each goal to support the 43 save performance of Mike Smith who improved to 2-1 for Calgary.

The St. Louis Blues have struggled mightily at the defensive end of the ice in dropping consecutive games to begin the year. St. Louis dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to Chicago on Saturday where the team coughed up a 2-0 lead in the first. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for the Blues with Colton Parayko and Chris Butler joining the scoring column. Ryan OReilly had three assists and Jake Allen gave up all five goals for St. Louis.

The explosive offense of the Blackhawks saw Jonathan Toews score three times including the overtime winner while Patrick Kane and Marcus Kruger also lit the lamp. Nick Schmaltz and Alex Debrincat logged two assists each for Chicago with Cam Ward recording 26 stops to get the win.

Under is 4-0 in Flames last 4 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 6-1 in Flames last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and Flames are 1-6 in their last 7 road games. Under is 5-0-2 in Blues last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and Blues are 1-7 in their last 8 overall. Flames are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in St. Louis and Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and under is 4-1-4 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis. 

I initially thought under here but St. Louis has struggled defensively which has me looking at Calcary…

Share Share The Morning After Nashville: Break Up The Flames! tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Calgary Flames 3 Nashville Predators 0 How bout them Flames?! Calgary got their second win in a row, a 3-0 blanking of the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Calgary got timely offence and stellar goaltending from Mike Smith to spoil Nashvilles home opener. Heres the rest of the best of what wasnt covered in the Recap and Rate The Flames.

-2 In A Row: Johnny Gaudreau had another 3 point night, thats back to back 3 pointers for the Flames star forward. Not to be outdone, Sean Monahan had his 2nd straight multi point game as well. Its safe to say that the Flames top line is in mid season form 3 games in.

-PP…Again: Calgary was 2 for 4 on the PP tonight, giving them 5 PPG in their last 2 games after going 0-7 in their season opener.