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Flames vs. Kings Game Thread

Calgary gets back into action after a three week Olympic adventure. Watch the Flames try to take the Jewels From the Crown.

Victor Decolongon

After a long break, the Flames get back into action against the visiting LA Kings. The Flames have won both games versus the Kings this year in dramatic fashion, scoring late in a tied game both times.

Reto Berra and Ladislav Smid represent the returning Olympians for the Flames, but Berra will not play tonight, as Joni Ortio will start in the absence of Karri Ramo, who is still recovering from a knee injury. The Flames had their five game winning streak broken before the Olympic break, losing two of their past three leading up to it, but the Kings, who put up six goals against the Avalanche last night, will not be an easy opponent for a team that will undoubtably be shaking off some rust.

Oh yeah, and Markus Granlund will also be making his NHL debut tonight. ORTIO, GRANLUND, LET'S GO!!!

Projected Lineups:



TJ Galiardi -Mikael Backlund - Jiri Hudler

Mike Cammalleri - Sean Monahan - Joe Colborne

Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - David Jones

Paul Byron - Markus Granlund - Kevin Westgarth


TJ Brodie - Mark Giordano

Kris Russell - Chris Butler

Ladislav Smid - Dennis Wideman


Joni Ortio

Scratches: Curtis Glencross, Brian McGrattan, Derek Smith

Kings (From JFTC):


Tyler Toffoli - Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams

Tanner Pearson - Mike Richards - Jeff Carter

Dwight King - Jarret Stoll - Dustin Brown

Jordan Nolan - Linden Vey - Trevor Lewis


Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty

Robyn Regehr - Slava Voynov

Willie Miitchell - Matt Greene


Jonathan Quick

Scratches: Alec Martinez, Kyle Clifford, Matt Frattin.

Go Flames!