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The Calgary Flames will be trying to build on their biggest win of the season when they open a three-game eastern road trip in Toronto on Tuesday night as lengthy +220 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Calgary snapped a demoralizing four-game overall losing streak with a decisive 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, but still rides a four-game road slide into Tuesday night’s matchup at Scotiabank Arena.
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The Flames’ offensive outburst in Saturday’s victory over the Oilers marked a dramatic turnaround. The team had averaged just over two goals per game over its previous nine contests, a run that featured just one victory.
The team’s ability to maintain that level of production remains far from certain, though. Calgary has scored just four total goals during its four-game road losing streak, which began with a 2-0 loss to the Maple Leafs on March 20. And after being limited to no more than a single goal in nine of their past 16 away contests, the Flames are now 30th in the NHL in goals scored per game on the road this season, edging out only the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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In addition, Calgary has tallied just 2.25 goals per game while falling to defeat in six of its eight clashes with Toronto this season. However, the team has enjoyed steady success in recent visits to Scotiabank Arena. Each of the Flames’ two victories over the Maple Leafs this season have come on the road, lifting the club to 4-1-2 in its past seven away dates with Toronto. Close games have also been the norm when these two teams meet, with seven of their past 13 matchups getting settled by a single goal.
Tuesday night also marks the Flames’ first outing since making a pair of moves ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. Lagging eight points back of Montreal in the race for fourth place in the North Division following the Canadiens’ 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Monday night, Calgary pulled the trigger on a pair of deals ahead of the deadline. The team shipped Sam Bennett to Florida and backup goaltender David Rittich to Toronto, where he could get the start against his former teammates on Tuesday.
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Listed as -260 favorites at betting sites, the Maple Leafs aim to avoid posting consecutive losses for the first time since March 19. Toronto has won nine of 11 since, including four of the team’s past five home dates. However, they have been far from dominant at home, with eight of their past 10 contests and five of their past six wins coming by just a single goal.
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