The Coach's 10* NHL Total ANNIHILATOR
(NHL) Calgary vs. Pittsburgh, 12/12/2014 2:00 PM, Score: 1 - 3
Total: 5.50 | -123.00 Under
Result: Loss
Two of the highest scoring teams in the NHL will clash in Pittsburgh tonight as they Penguins are entertaining the Flames. The visitors are in the midst of a four game road trip, dropping the first two allowing four goals at both Buffalo and Toronto. Coming up against the Pens is never an easy prospect, especially not with your defense in shambles. The Flames can score goals though, and I see value on the over.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Goaltending - The Pens last game was at Madison Square Garden Monday so there's no reason they won't go with their No. 1 netminder Marc Andre Fleury here. He allowed four goals against the Rangers, but has owned the Flames winning five straight behind a 1.60 GAA. Karri Ramo tended the net for the visitors last night so we are likely to see Jonas Hiller between the pipes for Calgary. Hiller has lost three consecutive starts and has a 3.30 GAA over his last seven, of which he's won only two.

2. Special Teams - No team has a better efficiency on the power play than the Penguins. They're leading the league with their 25 goals on the man advantage, and will be up against one of the worst penalty killing units in the NHL tonight.

3. X-Factor - A well rested Penguins team usually means goals. Only one of their last 10 games when playing on three or more days of rest have gone under the total.

Selection: This is a play on CGY@PIT to go over the total (10*)