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Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames [Game #67 Thread]

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This one should prove difficult.

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Fresh off of Bob Hartley's promise that he's not tanking, the Flames will do their best to keep not tanking as best as they can against the Nashville Predators.

Calgary has points in their previous two games after that eight game losing streak and will look for that to continue. Playoffs are not out of reach, but the prospects are bleak - they probably have to go 14-1 the rest of the way to make the playoffs. They'll turn to Joni Ortio once again and try to work their magic.

The Predators don't like to make their goalies known before games, but it's likely that Pekka Rinne will be in net. The Predators are looking like the first wild card team in the dance at 80 points in the west with eight points separating them with the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota wild who are tied at 72 a piece. They'll look to keep their two game winning streak in tact.

Nashville is a better team up and down and best the Flames in nearly every statistical category. This is going to be a tough game for Calgary. Will they overcome?

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League Value Metric Value League
13rd 59.7% Points Percentage 44.7% 27th
11st 19.63% Power Play Percentage 15.91% 28th
24th 79.21% Penalty Kill Percentage 74.03% 30th
19th 98.84% Combined Special Teams 89.94% 30th
13rd .192 Goals +/- per 60 Minutes (All) -.434 25th
8th 2.7 Goals for per 60 Minutes (All) 2.6 12nd
10th 2.5 Goals against per 60 Minutes (All) 3.1 29st
22nd 49.4% Faceoff Percentage (All) 48.4% 26th
9th .699 Penalty +/- per 60 Minutes (All) 1.773 2nd
4th 6.03 Corsi +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -5.72 23rd
2nd 5.89 Fenwick +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -2.92 22nd
3rd 3.53 Shot +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -1.04 19th
4th 3.28 Scoring Chance +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -.89 20th
22nd 98.22% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.05% 17th
17th 7.21% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 8.09% 7th
13rd 92.84% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.24% 30th
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Nashville Predators Lines

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Calle Jarnkrok Ryan Johansen James Neal
Filip Forsberg Nope Craig Smith
Miikka Salomaki Mike Fisher Viktor Arvidsson
Colin Wilson Colton Sissons Austin Watson
Left Defence Right Defense
Roman Josi Shea Weber
Anthony Bitetto Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm Petter Granberg
Goalies
Pekka Rinne
Carter Hutton

Calgary Flames Lines

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Micheal Ferland
Garnet Hathaway Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Lance Bouma Sam Bennett Joe Colborne
Brandon Bollig Matt Stajan Josh Jooris
Left Defence Right Defense
TJ Brodie Dougie Hamilton
Mike Giordano Jakub Nakladal
Jyrki Jokipakka Tyler Wotherspoon
Goalies
Joni Ortio
Jonas Hiller