Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames Game 2 Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 20, 2022

The opener for the Battle of Alberta may have exceeded this series’ hype, with the Flames taking the early advantage with a 9-6 win over the Oilers in Game 1.

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
May 20, 2022, 10:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
50-21-9-2
Puckline +1.5 -193
Moneyline +128
Over / Under o +6.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

Puckline -1.5 +161
Moneyline -153
Over / Under u +6.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

Something about these clubs meeting against one another brings out high-scoring, sloppy defensive games; in March they played a 9-5 game meaning in the last two Oilers–Flames contests a total of 29 goals have been scored.

Puck drop for Game 2 at the Scotiabank Saddledome goes at 9:30 p.m. EDT, with Calgary -189 on the moneyline at home and the over-under at 6.5 on the NHL odds.

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Wednesday’s win was the exact opposite of Calgary’s first-round series which saw the Flames average just over two goals a game and the under go 5-2. Prior to Game 1 against Edmonton, all seven of Calgary’s prior playoff games had featured six or fewer total goals.

With the win the Flames are now 7-1 in their last eight games at home. Calgary’s one win away from 30 total home wins this season, and can make it their sixth win in their last seven games hosting Edmonton. The Oilers are now 2-2 on the road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Edmonton Oilers

The good news for Edmonton is in Game 1 they erased a 6-2 deficit. The bad news is they couldn’t use that momentum and surrendered the game’s final three tallies. Connor McDavid’s team-high four points weren’t enough for the win, and the same goes for a three-point night from Leon Draisaitl — someone who was questionable to even play in Game 1.

Zach Hyman scored twice in the loss, and Kailer Yamamoto and Evan Bouchard were the other two goal-scorers in Game 1. Mike Smith got yanked after allowing three goals in just over six minutes of play. Mikko Koskinen then allowed five on 37 shots, and Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft has confirmed it’ll be Smith back in net for Game 2.

Calgary Flames

Matthew Tkachuk’s hat-trick goal wrapped up the party in Calgary during Game 1, but almost every Flames skater got in on the action. Blake Coleman scored a pair of goals, and Johnny Gaudreau’s three assists advanced him to a team-high 11 post-season points. Then Andrew Mangiapane and defenceman Rasmus Andersson also had a three-point nights with a goal and two assists each. Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie also buried for the Flames.

The one obvious — but maybe a fluke night — area of concern for Calgary is in net with Jacob Markstrom allowing six goals on 28 shots. The majority of Edmonton’s goals were ones Markstrom would want to have back too. That said, Calgary’s netminder is still at a .923 save percentage these playoffs.

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