In tonight's matchup, the St. Louis Blues will visit the Flames at the Saddledome. Calgary is looking to halt a recent trend where they've been shut out four times in their last six games. Meanwhile, the Blues are red-hot, and looking for an easy win tonight. They haven't always had a lot of success against the Flames, though, and have lost one of their two games versus Calgary this season.
After losing to the Blues back in November, 3-2 in St. Louis, they took the second contest, 4-3 on December 23rd at home. If Calgary can come out of this with a win, it will be due in no small part to tonight's starting goaltender, Karri Ramo, who has an overtime loss in his only career matchup against the Blues. His opponent tonight, Jaroslav Halak, owns a career 3-5-1 record against Calgary.
Tonight's probable starting lineups
Michael Cammalleri - Mikael Backlund - Lee Stempniak
Paul Byron - Sean Monahan - Jiri Hudler
TJ Galiardi - Matt Stajan - Lance Bouma
Kevin Westgarth - Joe Colborne - Brian McGrattan
TJ Brodie - Mark Giordano
Ladislav Smid - Dennis Wideman
Chris Butler - Shane O'Brien
Karri Ramo - Reto Berra
Jaden Schwartz - David Backes - TJ Oshie
Vladimir Sobotka - Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Tarasenko
Magnus Paajarvi - Derek Roy - Chris Stewart
Brendan Morrow - Maxim LaPierre - Ryan Reaves
Alex Pietrangelo - Jay Bouwmeester
Kevin Shattenkirk - Barret Jackman
Ian Cole - Jordan Leopold
Brian Elliott - Jake Allen
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