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Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings [Game 4]

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The Jaromir Jagr debut

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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8:30 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC SN Staples Center FSLA 790 AM KFAM
League Value Metric Value League
10th 66.7% Points Percentage 100.0% 1st
6th 27.27% Power Play Percentage .00% 27th
8th 90.00% Penalty Kill Percentage 100.00% 1st
4th 117.27% Combined Special Teams 100.00% 13rd
9th .67 Goals +/- per Game (All Situations) 2.50 4th
17th 2.67 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.00 10th
5th 2.00 Goals against per Game (All Situations) .50 1st
11st .33 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) 1.00 3rd
11st 1.96 Shot Attempt +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 Score Adjusted) 4.94 10th
18th -2.43 Unblocked Shot Attempt +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 Score Adjusted) 3.10 11st
22nd -4.61 Shot on Goal +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 Score Adjusted) 3.17 12nd
17th -.20 Scoring Chance +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 Score Adjusted) 3.37 10th
11st 101.70% P.D.O. (5V5) 110.91% 2nd
25th 5.08% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 13.04% 5th
3rd 96.62% Save Percentage (5V5) 97.87% 2nd
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames California trip continues tonight as they take on the Los Angeles Kings for the first time this year. It's early in the year, but it's still an inner-division game and nobody knows how important the points will be come playoff time. While hardly imperative, a win here giving the Kings their first loss would be quite nice.

The Flames finally broke the Honda curse in their last game with a two to nothing shutout against the Anaheim Ducks and are adding Jaromir Jagr to the lineup tonight. Given the momentum that should bring, there should be zero reasons for the team to come out flat. A win tonight would give the Flames eight points in four games which would nobody should complain about.

The Kings have only played two games and the teams which they have played have a combined record of 2-4-0. That being said, they've had some stellar defense, only allowing one goal in those two games. They've always played at a bit of a slower pace; the Flames will need to push the puck while limiting mistakes if they wish to win.

Curtis Lazar comes out tonight with the addition of Jagr to the lineup. Mike Smith will get his fourth start in four games and has earned every minute of every game he's played thus far. The injury in the final minute of the game against Anaheim was described as nothing more than discomfort and if he plays like he did on Monday the Flames will get to claim another two points and will move into second place behind the Vegas Golden Knights.

Calgary Flames Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Kris Versteeg Sam Bennett Jaromir Jagr
Tanner Glass Matt Stajan Troy Brouwer
Left Defence Right Defense
Mark Giordano Dougie Hamilton
T.J. Brodie Travis Hamonic
Matt Bartkowski Michael Stone
Goalies
Mike Smith
Eddie Lack

Los Angeles Kings Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Iafallo Anze Kopitar Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson Jeff Carter Tyler Toffoli
Andy Andreoff Adrian Kempe Michael Cammalleri
Kyle Clifford Nick Shore Trevor Lewis
Left Defence Right Defense
Derek Forbort Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin Christian Folin
Kurtis MacDermid Oscar Fantenberg
Goalies
Jonathan Quick
Darcy Kuemper