The Calgary Flames are still far behind leading Colorado in the Western Conference standings but will try to get a step closer when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AL, on March 18, 2022.
- Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 18/3/2022
- Starting time – 9 PM ET
- Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AL
Calgary Flames Stats & Form
The Calgary Flames have made a major leap in the past month and are now on top of the Pacific Division and second in the Western Conference with a 37-16-7 record.
The Flames have won 3 of the last 4 games and are coming off a 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists, Dillon Dube had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and Brett Ritchie, Andrew Mangiapane, Milan Lucic and Johnny Gaudreau also scored for the Flames. Jacob Markstrom made 30 saves.
Calgary is 19-5-5 at home and 7-2-1 in the last 10 games. Johnny Gaudreau leads the team with 78 points followed by Matthew Tkachuk who has 71.
The Flames are ranked among the top 5 teams in goals allowed, shots on goal allowed and defending power play percentage.
Calgary has won 10 of the last 11 games playing after 1 day rest and 8 of the last 10 games against Eastern Conference teams.
Calgary Flames News
The Flames have their full roster available for the game against Buffalo.
Buffalo Sabres Stats & Form
The Buffalo Sabres have picked up their form lately but this season is far from successful for them as they are 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 20-33-8 record.
After winning back-to-back games against Vegas and Toronto, the Sabres lost the last one, 6-1 to the Edmonton Oilers. Victor Olofsson scored the only goal for Buffalo.
The Sabres are 9-17-4 on the road and 4-6-0 in the last 10 games. Tage Thompson leads the team with 44 points followed by Jeff Skinner who has 41.
Buffalo is among the bottom five teams allowing 3.6 goals per game on 34.1 shots on goal per game.
The Sabres have lost 6 of the last 8 games against Western Conference teams and 75% of the last 120 road games.
Buffalo Sabres News
Drake Caggiula, Zemgus Girgensons, Colin Miller and Malcolm Subban are out for the Sabres.
Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres Head-to-Head Stats
The Calgary Flames have won 4 of the last 5 games against the Buffalo Sabres. Calgary won 5-0 in Buffalo in the first game between these two teams in the season.
Three of the last five games between these two have ended under 5.5 goals.
Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds
The Calgary Flames are favourites to win this game with -171 odds in their favour. The odds for Buffalo’s win are set at 342 while the draw is at 410.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -128 to go over and -103 for under.
The Calgary Flames have made a huge leap in the past couple of months after they moved from the bottom of the playoff picture to second place with only the Colorado Avalanche ahead of them. Buffalo, on the other hand, has no chances to make the postseason but just when they realized that the Sabres began to play much better.
They had a couple of big wins lately against Toronto and Vegas but the Flames will get them back to reality. Calgary dominated the Sabres in the first game this season winning by 5-0 and a similar scenario can be expected on Friday evening as well.