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Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames [Game #75 Thread]

If a lottery team loses to the Stanley Cup Champions, can it be considered a tank?

Gaudreau Goals would keep him on his point-per-game pace
Gaudreau Goals would keep him on his point-per-game pace
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The Calgary Flames return home to the Saddledome after taking a 6-2 beating at the hands of the Minnesota Wild. The team they get to face to try and stop the bleeding? Just the defending Stanley Cup Champions the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Flames rotating door of sub-par goalies continues as they switch back to Joni Ortio for tonight's game. If this season has shown Flames faithful anything it's that a number one (and really a number two) goalie will need to be the top priority other than taking care of things in house. Ortio allowed three goals in 28 shots last game and has a .921 adjusted 5v5 save percentage since his call up in February.

Opposite Ortio will be potential Vezina winner Corey Crawford. Crawford has been phenomenal for a Blackhawks team that has seen their possession numbers fall off compared to many years past. His play is a huge reason why they're in the position they're in as they've become more of a P.D.O. based team this season

Deryk Engelland will be back in tonight's lineup for the Flames. He displaces Tyler Wotherspoon who played amicably in his absence. Wotherspoon was sent back down to the Heat earlier today.