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Prince charming: Dougie Hamilton's Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins preview (26/82)

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Ridicule is nothing to be scared of. We're all learning to Dougie.

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins @ Calgary Flames - 7pm MT

Broadcast Schedule
TV Sportsnet Flames NESN
Radio Sportsnet960 The Fan
Get the lowdown on the opposition at Stanley Cup of Chowder

Tuesday night's leveller seemed to complete the turnaround of Dougie Hamilton. After a promising start, he (along with most of the other Flames) struggled, and struggled hard. Time with Deryk Engelland seemed to settle him, then some time on the powerplay has helped him find his game again. He's finally becoming the prince we all hoped he would be.

Why the praise and spotlight for Hamilton? His ex-team are in town. The Boston Bruins decided they didn't want to afford him in the summer, and their loss in Calgary's gain.

Season leaders
Calgary Flames Boston Bruins
Record
20 Points 28
28th
13th (W)
6th (P)
Overall
Conference
Division
13th
8th (E)
4th (A)
9-14-2
4-5-1
Record
Last 10
13-8-2
7-2-1
35-56-10
0-0-0
Ov. Vs
Sea. Vs
56-35-10
0-0-0
-30
2.4
3.6
GD
GFA
GAA
+8
3.26
2.91
Time On Ice/Game
T.J. Brodie (25:11)
Defence
Zdeno Chara (24:36)
Sean Monahan (20:09) Offence David Krejci (20:36)
Key Stats
David Jones (7)
Sean Monahan (7)
Goals Brad Marchand (10)
Johnny Gaudreau (16) Assists David Krejci (16)
Johnny Gaudreau (22)
Points David Krejci (25)
Brandon Bollig (49)
PIM Brad Marchand (39)
Michael Frolik (68)
SOG
Patrice Bergeron (75)
Markus Granlund (33.3) Shot % Tyler Randall (37.5)
Derek Grant (56.8)
FO%
Patrice Bergeron (53.7)
Special Teams
12.86
PP%
31.43
9 PPG For 22
Sam Bennett (2) PPG Leader Patrice Bergeron (5)
Loui Eriksson (5)
71.64
PK%
76.74
19 PKGA 20
0 SHGF 3
5v5 Corsi (min. 10mins per game played)
T.J. Brodie (50.09)
D
Colin Miller (52.31)
Mikael Backlund (51.90) F Brad Marchand (55.06)
5v5 Fenwick (min. 10mins per game played)
T.J. Brodie (50.71)
D
Colin Miller (53.73)
Mikael Backlund (52.86) F Brad Marchand (57.21)
Save percentage
Jonas Hiller (85.6)
Karri Ramo (89.8)
All Jonas Gustavsson (92.0)
Tuukka Rask (90.2)
Jonas Hiller (87.1)
Karri Ramo (90.9)
EvS 5 on 5 Jonas Gustavsson (94)
Tuukka Rask (92)
Data courtesy of nhl.com and war-on-ice.com

ICYMI

Dallas Stars 3-4 Calgary Flames (SOW)

Game recap

That's where the Flames have been hiding! That was nice.

Projected lines

Karri Ramo starts again, seemingly settled into the number one role despite a dodgy early start against the Stars. It sounds like the rest of the lineup is going to be a game time decision, so... here's a guess.

The Bruins are missing Chris Kelly and David Pastrnak.

Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Joe Colborne Matt Stajan David Jones
Micheal Ferland Markus Granlund Josh Jooris
Left Defence Right Defence
Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland Dennis Wideman
Goalies
Karri Ramo (s) Jonas Hiller
Boston Bruins (c/o dailyfaceoff.com)
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Frank Vatrano
Matt Beleskey David Krejci Loui Eriksson
Brian Ferlin Ryan Spooner Jimmy Hayes
Zac Rinaldo Joonas Kemppainen Brett Connolly
Left Defence Right Defence
Zdeno Chara Zach Trotman
Dennis Seidenberg Colin Miller
Torey Krug Adam McQuaid
Goalies
Tuukka Rask (s) Jonas Gustavsson

Milestones

Matt Stajan plays his 800th NHL game tonight. Big milestone for a man who deserves nothing but the best.

Join us in the gamethread, where there might be some game discussion. We also implore you to follow M&G on Twitter @MatchsticksCGY. I will be covering the game in the most British manner possible, along with Paul Wheeler from Stanley Cup of Chowder in a similar matter. There will probably be much baiting.