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Calgary Flames vs NJ Devils Preview 1/19/2016 (43/82)

The Flames make their only trip of the season to NJ to take on the Devils and old pals Mike Cammalleri, David Schlemko and Lee Stempniak.

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Calgary Flames @ New Jersey Devils, 7 PM ET, Prudential Center, Newark NJ

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

The Calgary Flames make the trip to scenic Newark, NJ to do battle with the Devils Tuesday night. NJ has been as uneven as the Flames since the change of the calendar, having lost 5 of the 8 games they've played this month. Former Flame and Devils leading scorer Mike Cammalleri was back at practice on Monday, but hasn't been ruled ready to play yet. NJ is 2 games under .500 this season against the West (8-10) and lost to Calgary on November 17 by the score of 3-2. Calgary on the other hand finds themselves at 10-8 against the East. Exactly half of Calgary's wins have come against teams from the other side of the map. The bad part of that 10-8 record? They're 1-6 when playing on the road against the Eastern Conference. Calgary is continuing to slide further down in the standings and desperately needs 2 points to try and keep some sort of playoff hopes alive. A win in NJ would go a long way to getting the Flames get back on track. Jonas Hiller will make his third straight start between the pipes for the Flames. Here's how the teams match-up:

Calgary Flames NJ Devils
20-20-3 Record 22-19-5
43 Points 49
6th Pacific Division 4th Metropolitan (tie)
9th West (tie) Conference 8th East (tie)
5-5 Last 10 Games 5-5
115 Goals For 99
130 Goals Against 106
Gaudreau (19) Goals Palmieri (18)
Gaudreau (43) Points Cammalleri (35)
Ramo (.910) SV % Schneider (.929)
30th (13.9%) PP 19th  (17.7%)
30th (74.3%) PK 8th (82.9%)

The Flames last played on Saturday night and dropped a shoot-out decision to the Oilers, 2-1. The Flames power play was atrocious throughout the entire contest. Edmonton tied the game late and after OT couldn't solve anything, Calgary was shutdown by Oilers keeper Cam Talbot in the shoot-out round. Sam Bennett netted the Flames only goal in regulation. Here's the highlights:

The Devils last took to the ice on Saturday as well and beat the Coyotes 2-0. Kyle Palmieri scored his team leading 18th goal and Corey Schneider stopped all 38 shots en route to his 4th shutout of the season. 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 Micheal Ferland
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Mason Raymond Markus Granlund Jiri Hudler
Joe Colborne Matt Stajan David Jones
Left Defense Right Defense
Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Ladislav Smid Dennis Wideman
Goalies
Karri Ramo Jonas Hiller (s) 

Scratches: Josh Jooris, Mason Raymond, Deryk Engelland

Injuries: Lance Bouma.

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

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Michael Cammalleri Adam Henrique Lee Stempniak
Joseph Blandisi Travis Zajac Jacob Josefson
Reid Boucher Sergey Kalinin Tyler Kennedy
Brian O'Neill Stephen Gionta Jordin Tootoo
Left Defense Right Defense
Andy Greene Adam Larsson
John Moore Damon Serverson
Eric Gelinas David Schlemko
Goalies
Corey Schneider (s) Keith Kinkaid

Scratches: None

Injuries: Ryane Clowe, Patrik Elias, Jiri Tlutsy