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On the road again: Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators 12/25/2015 (30/82) preview

Calgary hits the road to try and extend their win streak to 6 in a row.

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators- 8pm EST

Broadcast Schedule

TV: RSNF, FSTN, SN Flames

Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The Saddledome was been a very happy place as of late. 9 in a row at home and 5 straight overall. The Flames hope to continue their success in the home of country music as they battle the Predators in Nashville. Puck drops at 8pm EST.

Tale of the Tape:

Calgary Flames                                      Nashville Predators

Record: 13-14-2                                     Record: 15-10-5

Points: 28                                                 Points: 35

6th in Pacific                                            5th Central

13th in West                                             6th West

Last 10: 7-3                                              Last 10: 4-6

GF: 2.7 (30th)                                          GF: 2.6 (15th)

GA: 3.5 (30th)                                          GA: 2.6 (16th)

Goals: Gaudreau (12)                           Goals: Neal (12)

Points: Gaudreau (31)                           Points: Josi (22)

+/- Gaudreau (5)                                     +/- Ellis (7)

SV % Ramo (.901)                                 SV % Rinne (.907)

PK 30th                                                    PK 28th

PP 30th                                                    PP 8th

Calgary's last game was an exciting and equally frustrating 5-4 OT win against the NY Rangers. Nashville comes in on the heels of a 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Calgary Flames Projected Lineup

Offense

Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan David Jones
Sam Bennett Markus Granlund Jiri Hudler
Mason Raymond Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Micheal Ferland Matt Stajan Joe Colborne

Defense

Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland Dennis Wideman

Goaltenders

Karri Ramo (s) Jonas Hiller

Scratches: Brandon Bollig, Josh Jooris, Jakub Nakladal, Ladislav Smid

Injuries: Lance Bouma

Nashville Predators Projected Lineups

Offense

Filip Forsberg Calle Jarnkrok James Neal
Viktor Arvidsson Mike Ribeiro Craig Smith
Cody Hodgson Colton Sissons Austin Watson
Eric Nystrom Paul Gaustad Miikka Salomaki


Defense

Roman Josi Shea Weber
Mattias Ekholm Ryan Ellis
Barret Jackman Seth Jones

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne (s) Carter Hutton

Scratches: Anthony Bitetto

Injuries: Mike Fisher, Colin Wilson, Gabriel Bourque