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GameThread: Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks

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Just one week ago, the season started. Now we're already on game five, and the Flames are playing their second back-to-back. Sheesh, the time sure flies.

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The flu seems to finally be leaving the Flames. It's their second 6 p.m. MT game in two days, and the Hawks will be a tough test for the feisty but rebuilding club.

Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Mikael Backlund Paul Byron
Jiri Hudler Sean Monahan Devin Setoguchi
Mason Raymond Joe Colborne Johnny Gaudreau
Brandon Bollig Matt Stajan Brian McGrattan
Left Defense Right Defense
Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
Kris Russell Dennis Wideman
Ladislav Smid Rafa Diaz
Goalies
Jonas Hiller
Karri Ramo
Reserves
David Jones Lance Bouma Deryk Engelland

Chicago Blackhawks
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Patrick Sharp Jonathan Toews Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad Andrew Shaw Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell Brad Richards Ben Smith
Daniel Carcillo Marcus Kruger Jeremy Morin
Left Defense Right Defense
Duncan Keith Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson Trevor van Riemsdyk
David Rundblad Johnny Oduya
Goalies
Corey Crawford
Antti Raanta
Reserves
Kris Versteeg Michal Rozsival Kyle Cumiskey


Bouma is now day-to-day with a facial injury (no concussion) after the hit he sustained from Paul Gaustad last game. McGrattan, by default, draws in for him. (#FreeMattStajan.) Engelland sustained a lower body injury, so Wideman gets bumped up to be Russell's partner, while Diaz draws in on the bottom pairing.

The game is broadcast on Sportsnet as part of Wednesday night hockey. There are only three games on tonight, so slim pickings - feel free to join us here!