Game 3 Ducks vs. Flames Betting Preview

referee ready to drop puck to start hockey gameMoving forward in the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Western Conference as in Game 3 of the 2nd Round we have the Ducks of Anaheim playing the Flames of Calgary after the Ducks managed to score 2 goals in the 3rd period to beat the Flames 3-0 and then move on with a 2-0 least in the Western Conference Series of 7 playoffs. This 3rd Game is played in Calgary on the 5th of May 2015 with the puck-off at 9:40 PM ET and seen on USA TV.

The oddsmakers of Vegas are favoring the Ducks in this Game 3 at -130 on Money Line with the Total being 5 ½ under -130 and -1 ½ 0n the Puck Line at +230, with the comeback on the Flames of Calgary at +110 on Money Line and +1 ½ and -270 on the Puck Line.

Looking at this Round 2 games to date, in the 1st Game in California the Ducks beat the Flames on Thursday the 30th of April 6-1. Then in the 2nd Game also in California the Ducks once again beat the Flames 3-0 to take a 2-0 Series Lead in this Round 2. After this 3rd Game that is played in Calgary with the Ducks at the Flames, then the 4th Game will also played in Calgary with the Ducks at the Flames on Friday the 8th of May at 9:40 PM ET. The 5th Game (if needed) will be played in California with the Flames at the Duck on Sunday the 10th of May with time TBD. Then the 6th Game (if needed) will be played in Calgary on Tuesday the 12th of May with the Ducks at the Flames with time TBD. The 7th and Final Game (if needed) will be played in California on Thursday the 14th of May 2015 with the Flames at the Ducks with time TBD.

If you are a hockey fan of the Ducks and Bet on NHL at a Sportsbook, then you know your Ducks seem to be unbeatable to date as they have yet to lose in the playoff games, and in the 1st two games of this 2nd round the beat the Flames in convincing fashion. Now after playing and winning those 1st 2 games at home the Ducks travel to California to take on the Ducks and now there streak of consecutive wins sits at 7. The scoring lies with the Ducks, with Belesky, who was silent in their 1st round, but has come alive in this round 2 and 2 goals in the 2 games. His line mates Silfverberg and Kesler are scoreless in this 2nd round, but it the 1st round they combined for eight assists and 5 goals. Meanwhile, their goalie Andersen has provided excellent goal tending skills in this series to date, stopping all of the Flames shots on goal but one and is now at .981 on saves which is near flawless. In the Ducks last 6 road games with Andersen at goal Anaheim is 6-0.

For the fans of the Flames of Calgary, your team shocked the Canucks in the 1st round who were favored, now they are without a win in the 1st 2 games of this 2nd round series of the Western Conference semifinals. But, now the play shifts to Calgary where at home the Flames will seek their 1st win of this Round 2 series, and extend their home court winning record to 6-0 at their Scotiabank Saddledome stadium.

The Flames played much better in Game 2 as they had 30 shots at goal where as in game 1 they only had 24 shots on goal, but could not score on the Ducks goalie Andersen. A main problem is their top line of Hudler, Monahan and Gaudreau together had 7 goals and 10 assists in the 1st round series with the Canucks, and in the 2 games of this series they are scoreless with 0 goals a 0 assists. If the Flames care to win and not exit early in this 2nd round, those three players will have to produce goals to avoid that scenario. The hero in that second game was backup goalie Ramo who stopped some 28 of the Ducks shots on goal and ended the game with 31 saves on the Ducks 33 shots and that figured at a .938 percent saves record. In the Flames ultimate 8 home games with Ramo at the Goal they have 6 wins and 2 losses. The experts were rapid and to respond with their predictions that the Ducks of Anaheim would beat the Flames of Calgary 3-2 in this Game 3 of the 7 Game Round 2 Series.