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Break is over and it's the Battle of Alberta! Preview: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers 12/27/2015

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The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are an even 1-1 coming into tonight's Battle of Alberta Part 3

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Edmonton Oilers @ Calgary Flames, 9:00 PM ET, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary Alberta 12/27/2015 (35/82)

Broadcast Schedule
TV: RSN Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The holiday break is over for the NHL and what more could you ask for with the Battle of Alberta opening it all up for the Flames and Oilers. These teams couldn't be more evenly matched coming into this game, although they'd both like to be higher in the standings. One single point separates the Flames and Oilers in the standings, but let's face it, one point or 10 points this is still a big game for both teams. They've split the season series 1-1 with Calgary taking the last  match-up 5-4. Not only is this a major rivalry game but it also showcases some of the best, young talent in hockey. Here's how they match-up:

Calgary Flames Edmonton Oilers
16-16-2 Record 15-18-3
34 Points 33
5th Pacific Division 6th Pacific
11th West Conference 12th West
8-2 Last 10 Games 6-4
90 Goals For 90
112 Goals Against 108
Gaudreau (15) Goals Hall (15)
Gaudreau (37) Points Hall (39)
Ramo (.907) SV % Nilsson (.910)
30th (11.4%) PP 23rd  (17.1%)
30th (73.9%) PK 14th (81.7)

Calgary last played on Tuesday, December 22nd and throttled the Winnipeg Jets 4-1. Johnny Gaudreau continued to be on fire getting the hat trick in the win. Here's the highlights:

The Oilers skated last night and lost to the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in OT. That was a big loss for Edmonton as it created some breathing room for Vancouver near the top of the division. Here's the highlights:

Calgary Flames Projected Lineup (these are the projected lines and can be changed any time before the puck drop)

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

Scratches: Brandon BolligLadislav Smid, Josh Jooris

Injuries: Michael Frolik

Edmonton Oilers Projected Lineup  (these are the projected lines and can be changed any time before the puck drop)

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Taylor Hall Leon Draisaitl Teddy Purcell
Benoit Pouliot Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Jordan Eberle
Matt Hendricks Mark Letestu Lauri Korpikoski
Luke Gazdic Anton Lander Iiro Pakarinen
Left Defense Right Defense
Darnell Nurse Justin Schultz
Andrej Sekera Mark Fayne
Nikita Nikitin Eric Gryba
Goalies
Cam Talbot Anders Nilsson

Scratches: None

Injuries: Oscar KlefbomNail YakupovConnor McDavidRob KlinkhammerBrandon Davidson, Andrew Ference