In one of the central confrontations of the Northern Division, we are waiting for a game of young teams, "Calgary" will go to visit "Vancouver". The meeting of these teams at the Rogers Arena will take place on May 17 at 05:30 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared a forecast for this confrontation for you.
Due to player illnesses, the team missed more than three weeks, and still has a crowded infirmary. In such conditions, it is difficult to count on successful performances. They gave out a bad series of defeats to the killer whales, but recently they began to slowly revive and were able to defeat Edmonton on the road in the last meeting. True, they simply finish the "killer whales" season and they do not claim anything anymore.
There is a big gap for the "lights" from the fourth place, so they will not get into the playoff zone. They have huge problems in the defense of the "lights", which leads to frequent defeats. Still, in recent meetings, the team managed to beat Montreal twice at home, after which it was true that it was defeated by the Canadiens in the third meeting, but on the road with Edmonton, the "lights" showed themselves well and were able to exchange victories with the favorite. In the last match with a big score, the "lights" managed to defeat "Vancouver"at home.
Injuries and disqualifications:
Vancouver-Ferland (concussion), Pettersson (lower body injury), Beagle (injury unknown), Bailey (lower body injury), Roussel (upper body injury), Sutter (lower body injury), Virtanen (injury unknown).
Calgary - Monahan (hip injury), Hanifin (shoulder injury).
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended in a 4-1 victory for Calgary.
- In their last five games, Vancouver has lost three times.
- Calgary has a good two-game winning streak.
It is difficult to single out a favorite in this confrontation. Now in poor condition, "Vancouver", wins in recent meetings rarely and shows weak hockey. In turn, the Ogonyki scored a good move and already defeated the killer whales in the last match at home. I think Calgary will win here again.