Because it can't get much worse than last time.
Or maybe it can.
Joey Mac is in net and TJ Brodie appears to be starting the game on the first pairing, so who knows.
The rest of the Flames' probable lineup (as per Roger Millons)
McGrattan-Begin-Jackman (Again, ugh).
Your guess about what the order of those lines is is as good as mine. Hartley seemed oddly reliant on the fourth line in the last game to provide some sort of spark for the team when the Flames were already getting blown out.
Curtis Glencross left the team to travel back to Calgary to see a doctor yesterday for an upper body injury, I believe somebody said it was his wrist, but needless to say this hasn't been confirmed by the team's official website.
Defence (This is where things get weirder):
I'm not sure Gio's been bad enough or Brodie's been good enough in the past couple of games where the Flames have been outscored a combined 10-2 to warrant their respective demotions/promotions, but whatever floats Hartley's boat. Same goes with Smith I guess. He flubbed a play that led to a Kings goal on Saturday night, but is he really worse than Sarich? I doubt it.
Looks like the Kings lineup will be mostly the same as Saturday, now that it has been confirmed Mike Richards is good to go after taking a high hit from Tim Jackman.
Go Flames Go.