Game #7 Preview - Predators vs Flames

Yet another match-up with another mid-tier team. These are the ones that the Flames have to be winning early in the season. They have had the Preds number over the years and the Preds are off to a bit of a clunky start like the Flames. Most agree the Preds got weaker in the off-season so they are not a team the Flames should be out gunned on.

Jarome Iginla came alive in the last game against the Rangers. Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross have continued to play excellent two-way hockey. The Flames seem most vulnerable on their D but the Predators are not a team that should be able to exploit this as easily as some teams.

Should be a good one.  

Anticipated Game Style

Low scoring and a cautious game from both teams. I am not expecting end to end rushes here. 

One on One

Iginla vs Weber

Jarome has awoken and Weber is one of the best D in the game. How these two battle it out will be one to watch.

Alive in the Last 5

Flames

Alex Tanguay 1G 5A in his last 5GP

Olli Jokinen - 0G 4A in his last 5 GP with strong two-way work.

Preds

David Legwand 2G 5A in his last 5GP

Sergei Kostitsyn 1G 3A in his last 5GP

Colin Wilson 2G 2A in his last 5GP

Magic 8 Ball

A slight edge to the Flames 

Anticipated Roster (subject to change by game time)

Nashville Predators

Forwards

Colin Wilson

David Legwand

Matt Halischuk

Sergei Kostitsyn

Nick Spaling

Craig Smith

Jordin Tootoo

Jerred Smithson

Brian McGrattan

Patric Hornqvist

Blake Geoffrion

Niclas Bergfors

Defence

Ryan Suter

Shea Weber

Jonathon Blum

Kevin Klein

Teemu Laakso

Jack Hillen

Starting Goaltender

Pekka Rinne

Anders Lindback

Calgary Flames

Forwards

Alex Tanguay

David Moss

Jarome Iginla

Curtis Glencross

Olli Jokinen

Lee Stempniak

Niklas Hagman

Brendan Morrison

Rene Bourque

Tom Kostopoulos

Matt Stajan

Tim Jackman

Defence

Jay Bouwmeester

Chris Butler

Mark Giordano

Scott Hannan

Cory Sarich

Derek Smith

Starting Goaltender

Miikka Kiprusoff

Henrik Karlsson

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