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Detroit Red Wings

Calgary Flames
7-4-2 November 01, 2013, 09:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 5-5-2

Scotiabank Saddledome hosts an NHL battle between the Calgary Flames and the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

The Red Wings will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 7-4-2 this season, while the Flames are 5-5-2. Detroit is 5-6-2 on the totals; Calgary is 8-4.

View Detroit Red Wings vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Calgary sat as 119 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Flames at No. 18 and the Red Wings at No. 14 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at +134 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Flames were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 11-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.62 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 17.02% rate while the Red Wings have a 80.85% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Detroit at Edmonton, Saturday, November 2nd
Calgary at Chicago, Sunday, November 3rd