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Concrete Jungle: Flames @ New York Rangers preview (8/82)

A three game trip eastwards starts in MSG tonight.

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Calgary Flames @ New York Rangers - 5pm MT

Broadcast Schedule
TV NHL Network-US Sportsnet Sportsnet One TVAS MSG
Radio Sportsnet960 The Fan
Get the lowdown on the opposition at Blueshirt Banter

After a three game home stand, the shoe is on the other foot. The Flames have three games away from home, two in the city so nice they named twice, and other such clichés.

The Flames start with a game against the perennial underachievers, the New York Rangers. This team should have won more than one cup in the past 23 years, but here we are. The game is live on Hometown Hockey, which is a gimmick I like but nobody else seems to.

Just a reminder: The New York Rangers are better than the Detroit Red Wings. Adjust your expectations accordingly.

Season leaders
Calgary Flames New York Rangers
Record
4 Points 12
27th Overall Position 3rd
13th (W) Conference 2nd (E)
6th (P) Division 1st (M)
2-5-0 Season Record 5-2-2
1W Current Streak 1L
55-45-15 Overall Vs 45-55-15
0-0-0 Season Vs 0-0-0
-12 Season Goal Difference 5
2.14 Goals For Average 2.66
3.86 Goals Against Average 2.11
Time On Ice/Game
Dennis Wideman (25:51) Defence Keith Yandle(19:52)
Sean Monahan (20:30) Offence Mats Zuccarello(17:37)
Points
David Jones (3)
Mark Giordano (3)
Goals

Mats Zuccarello (4)

Oscar Lindberg (4)

Johnny Gaudreau (8) Assists

Keith Yandle (5)

J.T. Miller (5)

Johnny Gaudreau (9)
Points

Keith Yandle (6)

Oscar Lindberg (6)

Mats Zuccarello (6)

J.T. Miller (6)

Special Teams
18.75 Powerplay% 17.4
3 Powerplay Goals For 4
Dougie Hamilton (1)
Jiri Hudler (1)
David Jones (1)
PPG Leader Derek Brassard (2)
84.21 Penalty Kill % 87.1
3 PK Goals Conceded 4
0 Shorthanded Goals For 0
Shots
Mark Giordano (20) Shots On Goal Rick Nash (31)
David Jones (27.3) Shot % Oscar Lindberg (26.7)
Faceoff Leaders
Joe Colborne (57.9) FO% Derek Brassard (56.8)
Jiri Hudler (69.61) ZSO% Keith Yandle (35.75)
#GRITCHART
Brandon Bollig (19) PIM Marc Staal (10)
Micheal Ferland (24) Hits Victor Stalberg(25)
Kris Russell (26) Blocked Shots Kevin Klein (13)
5v5 Corsi (min. 10mins per game played)
Deryk Engelland (53.3) Defence Keith Yandle (58.07)
Mikael Backlund (51.23) Forward Mats Zuccarello (56.67)
5v5 Fenwick (min. 10mins per game played)
Deryk Engelland (52.59) Defence Keith Yandle (57.60)
Mikael Backlund (55.08) Forward Mats Zuccarello (56.16)
Save percentage
Jonas Hiller (88.19)
Joni Ortio (N/A)
All Situations %

Antti Raanta (100)

Henrik Lundqvist (94.1)

Jonas Hiller (90)
Joni Ortio (N/A)
Even Strength
5 on 5 %

Antti Raanta (100)

Henrik Lundqvist (94.1)

Data courtesy of nhl.com and war-on-ice.com

Don't I know you?

Raphael Diaz returned to the blueshirts in the summer, but he is in the AHL at present.

ICYMI

Detroit Red Wings 2-3 Calgary Flames (AOT)

Game recapStats recap

Much, much better. Everyone was on song. Jonas Hiller was great after an early shake, Mark Giordano was immense, and Mikael Backlund is the hero we need and deserve. Let's keep this going.

Projected lines

  • Micheal Ferland is expected to miss out with a lower body injury. Derek Grant has been called up from Stockton.
Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
Joe Colborne Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett Derek Grant Josh Jooris
Brandon Bollig Matt Stajan David Jones
Left Defence Right Defence
Mark Giordano Dennis Wideman
Kris Russell Deryk Engelland
Ladislav Smid Dougie Hamilton
Goalies
Jonas Hiller (s) Joni Ortio

New York Rangers
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rick Nash Derek Stepan Mats Zuccarello
Chris Kreider Derick Brassard Jesper Fast
Oscar Lindberg Kevin Hayes J.T. Miller
Emerson Etem Dominic Moore Jarret Stoll
Left Defence Right Defence
Ryan McDonagh Kevin Klein
Keith Yandle Dan Giardi
Marc Staal Dan Boyle
Goalies
Antti Raanta (s) Henrik Lundqvist

Milestones

Dan Giraldi is one point away from 200. Mats Zuccarello need an assist for 100. Sean Monahan reached 100 points in the win over Detroit.

Other games tonight

Road Home Time (MT)
Wild Jets 4:00pm
Kings Oilers 7:30pm

Join us in the gamethread, where we'll probably be listening to better music choices.