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Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames [Game 12]

It's a schedule victory for the Flames, but will they capitalize?

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7:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
106.7 FM WJFK CSNW Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
20th 50.0% Points Percentage 45.5% 25th
24th 11.43% Net Power Play Percentage 12.50% 20th
28th 77.55% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 78.72% 26th
27th 88.98% Combined Net Special Teams 91.22% 26th
12th 3.18 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.36 28th
24th 3.55 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.91 12th
30th -1.27 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.64 25th
20th 49.14% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 50.07% 14th
18th 49.10% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 49.91% 14th
9th 101.72% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.56% 16th
8th 9.79% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.39% 27th
17th 91.93% Save Percentage (5V5) 94.17% 4th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames are back on their home ice and are looking to get back to .500. Fortunately for them, the schedule makers gave them the perfect opportunity to do so. Their opponents in tonight's matchup, the Washington Capitals, are on their second night of a back to back having beat the Edmonton Oilers by a final of five to two last night.

The Capitals used Braden Holtby last night which only increases the Flames odds in tonight's matchup. They'll square off against the backup Philipp Grubauer in net. Mike Smith will oppose him for the Flames.

In addition to the built in advantages for the Flames, they have the advantage in most statistical categories in this one. Despite their woeful record on special teams, the Capitals have somehow been worse on both the penalty kill and the power play. The Flames also carry the possession advantage as well and a better penalty differential to boot. Just about the only categories where Washington has performed better than the Flames have been shooting percentage and P.D.O.

The lineups are mostly going to be game time decisions, though Glen Gulutzan already announced that Brett Kulak would be in for Matt Bartkowsi in the revolving door of "who gets to be sandbagged by Michael Stone." Jaromir Jagr is not yet ready for action, so Mark Jankowski will go again tonight. Their could be some changes on the fourth line, but the most projections have Tanner Glass staying in and Matt Stajan departing for Curtis Lazar.

Puck drop is at 7:05 P.M. M.S.T.

Washington Capitals Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jakub Vrana Nicklas Backstrom T.J. Oshie
Alex Ovechkin Evgeny Kuznetsov Devante Smith-Pelly
Chandler Stephenson Lars Eller Tom Wilson
Anthony Peluso Jay Beagle Alex Chiasson
Left Defence Right Defense
Christian Djoos John Carlson
Dmitri Orlov Taylor Chorney
Brooks Orpik Madison Bowey
Goalies
Philipp Grubauer
Braden Holtby

Calgary Flames Lines

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