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Los Angeles Kings vs. Calgary Flames NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 3/31/2022

The Los Angeles Kings takes on the Calgary Flames on 3/31/2022 at 08:05 PM.

Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames face off today. The Los Angeles Kings has a record of 36.0-23.0 this season. The Calgary Flames is 40.0-18.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Los Angeles Kings Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Los Angeles Kings into 2.7 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.68%, which is below average.

Opponents take 28.7 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Los Angeles Kings Team Offense Preview

They score 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 16.75% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 35.2 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

Calgary Flames Team Defense Preview

They give up 1.9 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Calgary Flames into 3.0 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.67%, which is above average.

Opponents take 29.2 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Calgary Flames Team Offense Preview




They score 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 23.81% of their shots on the power play.

They take 35.9 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Los Angeles Kings Roster

The Players to Watch for Los Angeles Kings

Anze Kopitar C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -9.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 17 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 40 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 57 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 9.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Alex Iafallo C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 14 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 18 assists this season. This puts him at 32 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Adrian Kempe LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -6.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 28 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 14 assists this season. This puts him at 42 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 14.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Calgary Flames Roster

The Players to Watch for Calgary Flames

Rasmus Andersson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 23.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 37 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 41 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 3.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Noah Hanifin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 18.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 25 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 31 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Chris Tanev D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 27.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 19 assists this season. This puts him at 24 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Los Angeles Kings 2 Calgary Flames 1

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