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News On Fire: Flames Host Preds, Pachioretty Takes Puck To Face, Thornton Notches 1300

Calgary Flames updates and news from around the world of hockey.

Today's Flames

The Calgary Flames return home tonight to take on the Nashville Predators. The M&G game preview is up. And don't forget to join us in the gamethread before, during, and after the game for all our live-game thoughts.

Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators Preview 1/27/2016 (47/82) (M&G)

With the recent re-signing of Florida Panthers Aleksander Barkov, it has raised some questions about the potential re-signing of Sean Monahan. Check out the latest update and comparison between Monahan and Barkov.

How much is Sean Monahan worth? (M&G)

Oppositions Bench

You can read all about the other side of tonight's matchup at OnTheForecheck.com.

Last Nights Scores

Anaheim Ducks 6 @ Boston Bruins 2

Colorado Avalanche 1 @ San Jose Sharks 6

New Jersey Devils 0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 2

Chicago Blackhawks 0 @ Carolina Hurricanes 5

Columbus Blue Jackets 5 @ Montreal Canadiens 2

Buffalo Sabres 3 @ Ottawa Senators 2

Toronto Maple Leafs 1 @ Florida Panthers 5

Arizona Coyotes 2 @ Winnipeg Jets 5

Nashville Predators 2 @ Vancouver Canucks 1

Today's Games

Nashville Predators @ Calgary Flames

Toronto Maple Leafs @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals

Colorado Avalanche @ LA Kings

Other Hockey News

Max Pachioretty took a nasty puck to the face last night during their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Not only did they lose 5-2, but Pachioretty took a puck in the face from his own teammate.

Max Pacioretty injured by P.K. Subban slapshot to the face (CBC.ca)

During last nights 6-1 San Jose Sharks win over the Colorado Avalanche, Joe Thornton notched his 1300th point.

Thornton gets 1,300th point as Sharks win laugher over Avalanche (Sportsnet.ca)

One last note...

After tonight's game, the Calgary Flames will be on the All Star break. But we here at M&G will not be taking a break. We'll continue to cover all the updates during the All Star Weekend, including up to the minute coverage of our two favourite All Stars, Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano!