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Everything's Bigger in Texas: Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars 12/17/2015 (31/82)

Calgary looks to take 2 straight from the Stars.

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames @ Dallas Stars 8:30 PM ET, American Airlines Center, Dallas TX

Broadcast Schedule
TV: RSNF, FSW, SN Flames
Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The Flames will travel to Dallas to try and keep the win streak alive, as well as take 2 in a row from the first place Stars. The last time these two met the Flames won 4-3 by way of a shootout. They say everything is bigger in Texas and win tonight against Dallas would be huge in the crowded Western Conference. The puck drops at 8:30 PM ET at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Here's a look at how both teams match up:

Calgary Flames Dallas Stars
14-14-2 Record 23-6-2
30 Points 48
4th in Pacific Division 1st in Central
9th (tie) in West Conference 1st in West
7-3 Last 10 Games 6-4
79 Goals For 108
103 Goals Against 79
Gaudreau (12) Goals Benn (20)
Gaudreau (32) Points Seguin (42)
Ramo (.903) SV % Lehtonen (.916)
30th (11.1%) PP 4th (22.2%)
30th (71.6%) PK 21st (78.9)

Calgary last played Tuesday night in Nashville against the Predators and escaped with a thrilling 2-1 OT win thanks to TJ Brodie's extra period marker. Here's the highlights.

Dallas comes into this game having put a hurting on Columbus Tuesday night to the tune of 5-1. Here's a quick look at those highlights.

Calgary Flames Projected Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan David Jones
Sam Bennett Markus Granland Jiri Hudler
Mason Raymond Mikael Backlund Josh Jooris
Micheal Ferland Matt Stajan Joe Colborne
Left Defense Right Defense
Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland Dennis Wideman
Karri Ramo (s) Jonas Hiller

Scratches: Brandon Bollig, Ladislav Smid

Injuries: Lance Bouma, Michael Frolik

Dallas Stars Projected Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jamie Benn Cody Eakin Tyler Seguin
Valeri Nichushkin Jason Spezza Patrick Sharp
Antoine Roussel Mattias Janmark Ales Hemsky
Colton Sceviour Vernon Fiddler Patrick Eaves
Left Defense Right Defense
Alex Gogiloski John Klingberg
Johnny Oduya Jason Demers
Patrik Nemeth Jordie Benn
Antti Niemi Kari Lehtonen (s)

Scratches: Jyrki Jokipakka, Travis Moen, Jamie Oleksiak

Injuries: None