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Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Preview 1/25/2016 (46/82)

The Flames start working their way back towards Calgary with a stop in Dallas to battle the Stars.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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

Broadcast Schedule
Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The Calgary Flames finish up their 5 game road trip with a stop in the land of cowboys and steer. Calgary is 1-3 on their current 5 game road trip and look to beat Dallas for the 3rd time this season. Neither team is currently tearing it up with the Flames having lost  5 of their last 8 and Dallas losing 6 of their last 8. The Flames have played extremely well against Dallas this season and a win tonight would sweep the season series from the power house Stars. Micheal Ferland is still out for the Flames with an upper body injury, but Karri Ramo will get the start again in the pipes after a rough outing against the Carolina Hurricanes. Here's how the teams match-up:

Calgary Flames Dallas Stars
21-22-3 Record 30-14-5
45 Points 65
6th Pacific Division 2nd Central
10th West (tie) Conference 2nd West
4-6 Last 10 Games 2-8
123 Goals For 158
140 Goals Against 130
Gaudreau (20) Goals Benn (27)
Gaudreau (46) Points Benn (57)
Ramo (.909) SV % Niemi (.911)
30th (14.4%) PP 4th  (21.6%)
30th (75.2%) PK 24th (79.1)

The Flames are coming off a Sunday evening shellacking by the Carolina Hurricanes. Calgary had it's doors blown off by the score of 5-2. The score doesn't really indicated how bad the Flames played. Karri Ramo was yanked after giving up 3 goals on 19 shots and his relief wasn't much better. Hiller let 2 sneak past him on 17 shots. Here's the hightlights:

Dallas is playing their worst hockey of the season so far. The month of January has been miserable for them and Saturday night was no exception. The 2nd place Stars dropped a 3-1 decision to the Colorado Avalanche. 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 David Jones
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Joe Colborne Markus Granlund Jiri Hudler
Lance Bouma Josh Jooris Matt Stajan
Left Defense Right Defense
Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland Dennis Wideman
Karri Ramo (s) Jonas Hiller

Scratches:  Mason Raymond, Brandon Bollig, Ladislav Smid

Injuries: Micheal Ferland

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

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jamie Benn Tyler Seguin Patrick Sharp
Valeri Nichushkin Cody Eakin Jason Speeza
Antoine Roussel Mattias Janmark Ales Hemsky
Travis Moen Vernon Fiddler Patrick Eaves
Left Defense Right Defense
Alex Goligoski John Klingberg
Johnny Oduya Jason Demers
Esa Lindell Jyrki Jokipakka
Antti Niemi (s) Kari Lehtonen

Scratches: Patrik Nemeth, Colton Sceviour

Injuries: Jordie Benn