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Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets Preview 2/5/2016

The Flames look to win their second in a row as they welcome the Blue Jackets to the Saddledome.

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Calgary Flames, 9 PM ET, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta

Broadcast Schedule
Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

It's the second of 2 meetings between the Flames and Blue Jackets tonight in Calgary. The Flames are looking to sweep the season series having beaten the Jackets 4-2 back on January 21st. The Flames snapped a three game skid Wednesday night with a dominating 4-1 win over the Hurricanes. Columbus just snapped a minor skid of their own with a 2-1 OT win over Vancouver. Both teams are on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs right now and a win here would help both teams. Calgary got some help on Thursday night with Western Confernce foes not exactly having the best night on the ice. It's a battle of basement dwellers now, but when Hartley and Tort's get together, anything can happen. Here's how the teams match-up:

Calgary Flames Columbus Blue Jackets
22-24-3 Record 20-28-5
47 Points 45
6th Pacific (tie) Division 6th Metropolitan
10th West (tie) Conference 10th East
3-7 Last 10 Games 5-5
121 Goals For 133
134 Goals Against 167
Gaudreau (21) Goals Saad (19)
Gaudreau (49) Points Hartnell (36)
Ramo (.911) SV % Korpisalo (.916)
30th (14.5%) PP 23rd  (17.7%)
28th (76.7%) PK 20th (80.0%)

The Flames are coming off an absolute beat-down of the Carolina Hurricanes. Sean Monahan scored once and had 3 helpers in the 4-1 win. Johnny Gaudreau, Jiri Hudler, Mark Giordano and Dougie Hamilton each had 2 points in the Flames win. Karri Ramo made some great saves and only allowed the one goal on 29 shots. Here's the highlights:

The Columbus Blue Jackets skated Thursday night in Vancouver and won 2-1 in a shoot out. Alexander Wenneberg got the game winner in the final round of the shoot out and back up goal tender Joonas Korpisalo stopped 38 of 39 shots on the way to the victory. 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 Jiri Hudler
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Lance Bouma Joe Colborne Josh Jooris
Micheal Ferland Matt Stajan David Jones
Left Defense Right Defense
Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland Ladislav Smid
Karri Ramo (s) Jonas Hiller

Scratches: Brandon Bollig, Dennis Wideman (Susp)

Injuries: TJ Brodie

Columbus Blue Jackets Projected Lineup  (these are the projected lines and can be changed any time before the puck drop)

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Brandon Saad Alexander Wennberg Nick Foligno
Scott Hartnell William Karlsson Matt Calvert
Kerby Rychel Gregory Campbell Rene Bourque
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan Murray Seth Jones
Jack Johnson Justin Falk
Fedor Tyutin Dalton Prout
Anton Forsberg(s) Joonas Korpisalo

Scratches: None

Injuries: Curtis McElhinneyDavid ClarksonDavid Savard, Sergei Bobrovsky