Free NHL Picks Today: Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings 3/28/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings 3/28/23
Tue 28th March 2023

The Calgary Flames (33-26-15) host the Los Angeles Kings (43-20-10), who will be looking to add to their winning run, at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday.

Los Angeles is playing their first of four games on the road coming off a high-scoring 7-6 win over the Blues on Sunday, their third consecutive win. The Kings committed only two penalties in the game, yet still conceded two power play goals.

Viktor Arvidsson and Adrian Kempe both scored twice for the Kings. Pheonix Copley allowed six goals on 22 shots against (.727%) in the win.Calgary beat the Sharks 5-3 on Saturday. Tyler Toffoli scored twice to lead the Flames. Jacob Markstrom surrendered three goals on 31 shots (.903%).


The Kings have won two of the three games between the teams this season, including an 8-2 victory in their most recent meeting on March 20. Kempe led Los Angeles with three points (2G 1A). Noah Hanifin and Toffoli were on the scoresheet for Calgary. Copley got the win despite allowing two goals on 18 shots (.888%).


Los Angeles is averaging 3.45 goals per game for the season, seventh in the NHL, and they are taking on a Flames team that is allowing 3.08 goals a game (13th).

Meanwhile, Calgary has found the net 3.15 times a game on average, 19th in the league, and the Kings are allowing opponents to score 3.19 goals per game (17th).

Calgary averages more shots/game (35.5) than most teams in the league, ranking second, though the team’s 9.0% shooting percentage is 32nd. Los Angeles has been one of the league’s less successful shot-stopping teams, ranking No. 30 with a team save percentage of .888%.

The Kings’ 25.71% power play percentage is the second-best in the league, while the Flames rank 20th with a conversion rate of 20.26%. In terms of penalty killing, Calgary has the league’s eighth-ranked PK% at 82.40%, while Los Angeles is 24th at 75.51%.


With 70 and 66 points this season, Kevin Fiala and Anze Kopitar have been the top skaters for the Kings. In the net, Copley (23-4-3) is Los Angeles’ top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.72 GAA and a .899% save percentage.

Toffoli and Elias Lindholm lead the Flames in scoring with 67 and 62 points, respectively. Toffoli has 31 goals and 36 assists in 74 games, while Lindholm has 21 goals and 41 assists in 72 games.

Dan Vladar (13-6-5) has the best goals against average for Calgary at 2.91. He has a save percentage of .893%. Markstrom (20-20-10) has played the most games in net for the Flames this season. He has a 2.98 GAA and a .890% save percentage.


Los Angeles is 18-11-6 away from Arena this season. Calgary is 17-15-4 at Scotiabank Saddledome this season.

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Calgary Flames (-135)

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