Flames Three-Game Winning Streak SnappedCalgary was a +110 underdog in their last game and they lost 3-2 against the Vegas Golden Knights. Elias Lindholm and Andrew Mangiapane each scored a goal. Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 out of 28 shots faced.
"I think the difference was that we just weren't as sharp for the whole 60 minutes."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) December 6, 2021
Matthew Tkachuk talks about tonight's game in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/dVWoO6ey25
The offense has performed well for the Flames this season. Calgary has scored four goals or more in five out of the last nine games. They rank 12th in goals per game, seventh in shots per game, 18th in shooting %, and first in scoring efficiency ratio. Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames with 28 points. Gaudreau has nine goals and 19 assists. Elias Lindholm has scored 11 goals and he has 14 assists. Andrew Mangiapane has had a good start to the season, scoring 17 goals.
Defense and goaltending have been very good for the Flames. Calgary ranks first in goals against per game, fifth in shots against per game, and first in opponent shooting %, and save %. Jacob Markstrom has a record of 10-5-4 with a 1.83 GAA and a .937 SV%. Markstrom ranks first in the league in shutouts, with five on the season. Dan Vladar has a record of 5-0-1 with a 1.78 GAA and .939 SV%. Vladar has recorded two shutouts in six starts.
Sharks Lose Two StraightSan Jose was a -115 favorite in their last game but they lost 6-4 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Matt Nieto and Timo Meier each had two assists. Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, Nick Bonino, and Tomas Hertl each scored a goal.
The offense has been struggling lately for the Sharks. They have scored two goals or less in seven out of the last 10 games. San Jose ranks 25th in goals per game, 26th in shots per game, 19th in shooting %, and 21st in scoring efficiency ratio. Timo Meier leads the team with 26 points. Meier has two points or more in four out of the last five games.
Defense and goaltending have been very good for San Jose. They rank ninth in goals against per game, sixth in shots against per game, and 15th in opponent shooting % and save %. James Reimer has a record of 8-4-1 with a 2.05 GAA and .934 SV%. Adin Hall has a record of 5-7-0 with a 2.79 GAA and .901 SV%.
- Sharks are 2-14 in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600
- Sharks are 1-6 in their last seven when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game
- Sharks are 1-6 in their last seven home games following a road trip of seven or more days
- Flames are 4-0 in their last four after scoring two goals or less in their previous game
- Flames are 6-1 in their last seven in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation
- Road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings