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Gamethread: Flames at Canucks? It's Gonna Be Ugly

Sure, this game might not be pretty, but at least you can talk about it in the gamethread!

Not Pictured: Kellan Lain
Not Pictured: Kellan Lain
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Look, if you're watching this game at home, I suggest doing so with a nice glass of rye whiskey in your hand and a bottle in the other hand (assuming you can legally drink). Granted, I suggest this for most activities, but this is aCanucks team that's already significantly better than Calgary, and is coming off a road trip that saw them lose two games by a cumulative 10-1 (one game was 9-0, so that first stat may be a bit skewed).

Vancouver will be wanting to take advantage of Calgary's general horribleness, so at least I'm expecting a blood bath- and for that I've made a drinking game for you and the bottles of rye whiskey you're holding by now, right?

Drink when...

1. Calgary looks hopelessly lost on the ice. Not just hemmed in their own zone, or making bad plays, but just utterly confused and terrible. Really, they have to be just a complete trainwreck to drink here, otherwise you might kill your liver.

2. A quality sorta guy like Tom Sesito does something that just puts him in a compromising position, like trying to kill a fly right next to Matt Stajan's head, or trying to make sure the area around Sean Monahan's knees is clear of alligators. He's just being helpful!

3. Mikael Backlund is awesome.

Take a shot when...

1. Brian McGrattan and/or Kevin Westgarth do something completely useless to poor set upon Tom Sesito.

2. Brian McGrattan and/or Kevin Westgarth do something completely useless.

3. Someone on TV mentions a terrible suggestion for a Flames GM hiring.

So there's your HDIC drinking game, you silly mounties, you. And before I go and leave you with your future liver problems, here's the projected lines for tonight:


Jiri Hudler - Backlash Backlund - Lee Stempniak

Lance Bouma - Sean Monahan - Joe Colborne

Go Blair Jones - Matt Stajan - Lord Paul Byron

Kevin Westgarth - Ben Street - Brian McGrattan

TJ Brodie - Mark Giordano

Ladislav Smid - Chris Butler

Dennis Wideman - Shane O'brien

Karri Ramo


Who knows? Right now Henrik Sedin is a gametime decsion, and I can't find any lines listed that reflect that. Screw it, here's my based on nothing guess:

Daniel Sedin - Kellan Lain - Alexandre Burrows

Tom Sesito - Kevin Bieksa - Jannik Hansen

Eddie Lack - Ryan Kesler - Kellan Lain

David Booth - Brad Richardson - Dale Weise

Zac Dalpe - Chris Tanev

Dan Hamuis - Kellan Lain

Kellan Lain - Kellan Lain

Kellan Lain


Because it doesn't have to be sad sack Saturday, here's your pump up let's beat the poop outta Vancouver song for the night:

Deer Tick - The Bump (Live on KEXP) (via KEXP)