The Calgary Flames hope to have recently acquired forward Tyler Toffoli in the lineup on Tuesday, when they host the surging Columbus Blue Jackets as short 1.32 favourites on the NHL odds at Bet99. Winners in six straight, capped by Saturday’s 5-2 win over the visiting New York Islanders, the Flames opened the week just one points back of Vegas in the Pacific Division standings. Currently riding a five-game road win streak, the Blue Jackets arrive in Calgary listed as 3.15 underdogs. The club heads west on the heels of a 2-1 win in Montreal on Saturday afternoon that extends their overall win streak to three games.
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Blue Jackets: 23-22-1, 47 points (5th, Metropolitan Division)
Flames: 26-13-3, 55 points (2nd, Pacific Division)
Blue Jackets vs Flames Betting Trends
Tuesday night’s matchup marks the second and final regular season meeting between these clubs. The Flames dominated in a 6-0 win in Columbus on January 26, and has now posted wins in five straight meetings with the Blue Jackets. Calgary has effectively shutdown the Jackets in recent head-to-head meetings, tallying a pair of shutouts and allowing just two total goals. The Flames has also allowed just four total goals in two straight home victories over Columbus, powering a 3-0-1 run for the UNDER in puck totals betting. Despite the current trend towards the UNDER, the Flames have filled the net with regularity during their current win streak versus Columbus, averaging an impressive five goals per game.
#Flames defeated the Blue Jackets 6-0 on Wednesday, posting a franchise-record 62 shots on goal.
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) January 27, 2022
The Flames have also enjoyed steady offensive production during their current 6-0-0 run, averaging 4.80 goals per game over their past five contests, and a sizzling 5.33 goals per game over the first three dates on their current seven-game home stand. The OVER is currently on a 4-0-1 run overall, and is 3-1-1 over their past five home dates. The Blue Jackets have eked out victories by a single goal in each of their past three wins, all on the road. Columbus has powered its current surge by scoring four or more goals on five occasions during their current 5-1-0 run, powering a 5-1-0 run for the OVER during that stretch.
Columbus Blue Jackets & Notes
The Blue Jackets have rekindled their fading playoff hopes during their current six-game surge, but still sit 10 points back of Boston in the race for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
Blue Jackets injury updates:
Jake Bean (groin), out approximately four weeks
Eric Robinson (MCL sprain), out approximately six weeks
Alexandre Texier (fractured finger), out approximately four weeks
All three players have been placed on injured reserve. #CBJ
— 1st Ohio Battery (@1stOhioBattery) February 7, 2022
Injuries remain a concern for the Blue Jackets. Among the players currently sidelined are defenceman Jake Bean, who has been on the shelf since late last month due to a lower body injury. Forward Alexandre Texier is out indefinitely as he recovers from an upper body injury, and is joined in the clinic by Eric Robinson, who is out indefinitely with a serious knee injury.
Four straight multi-point games for Patrik Laine! 🍀 pic.twitter.com/WtdOTClsYx
— NHL (@NHL) February 9, 2022
The Blue Jackets’ biggest offensive weapons have led the charge during the team’s recent offensive resurgence. Jakub Voracek has potted one goals and added four assists during a four-game points streak. And Patrik Laine has shown no ill effects of the oblique injury that sidelined him for 19 games earlier this season. The 23-year-old Finn has potted seven goals and five assists over his past six outings.
In the wake of the acquisition of Tyler Toffoli, Calgary remains a high value bet on the NHL futures
Calgary Flames News & Notes
Toffoli’s arrival adds considerable depth to a resurgent Flames offence. Acquired on Monday for Tyler Pitlick, a prospect, and first- and fifth-round picks, Toffoli played a huge role in the Canadiens’ unlikely march to the Stanley Cup Final last season. The 29-year-old Scarborough, Ontario native compiled 44 points in 52 regular-season appearances, and added 14 points in 22 playoff contests. However, with the Habs tumbling to the bottom of the NHL standings this season, Toffoli’s production has dipped to just 26 points in 37 games.
BREAKING: The Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a blockbuster deal that will send Tyler Toffoli to Calgary, bolstering the team’s forward depth amid a resurgent hot streak.https://t.co/QnSC8EzBEz
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 14, 2022
While role players have stepped up with timely scoring in recent outings, Jacob Markstrom has been simply dominant between the pipes. The 32-year-old Swedish goaltender has allowed just nine totals goals while posting wins in six straight starts. Markstrom has blanked opponents on three occasions over his past eight outings, and has tallied eight shutouts so far this season.
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