|7:00 PM MST|
|950 AM CJCL||SN||Scotiabank Saddledome||MSG+||960 AM CFAC|
|9th||19.74%||Net Power Play Percentage||18.52%||11th|
|9th||80.72%||Net Penalty Kill Percentage||71.25%||29th|
|6th||100.46%||Combined Special Teams Percentage||89.77%||21st|
|4th||3.52||Goals for per Game (All Situations)||3.00||13th|
|18th||3.08||Goals against per Game (All Situations)||3.13||22nd|
|22nd||-.28||Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations)||.04||17th|
|17th||50.02%||Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted)||51.88%||9th|
|7th||52.63%||Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted)||53.23%||4th|
|1st||10.56%||Shooting Percentage (5V5)||6.93%||25th|
|18th||92.07%||Save Percentage (5V5)||93.19%||6th|
|Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick|
|The Enemies' Lair|
|Pension Plan Puppets|
The Calgary Flames take back to their home ice, but they're a bit dinged up at the moment. Some of these injuries couldn't come at a worse time as the fast-paced Toronto Maple Leafs come to town. Auston Matthews against the Flames bottom six was already frightening enough.
Kris Versteeg was already ruled out earlier today. Freddie Hamilton will take his place on the left side of Matt Stajan and Troy Brouwer. After that, Jaromir Jagr was announced as day-to-day. Minutes before the start of the game, Jagr was ruled out. This means that the Flames possession leader will be replaced with the worst possession forward on the team in Curtis Lazar.
At the very least they'll get a little help on defense as Brett Kulak draws in for Matt Bartkowski. Kulak wasn't injured and the decision to play Bartkowski was a bit strange because he's not good at all. Perhaps they felt that the second night of a back to back against an inferior opponent was a good time to put him back in. The Flames defense as a whole hasn't been stellar with the exception of the tandem of Mark Giordano and Dougie Hamilton, but Kulak with Michael Stone has been much better than Bartkowski with Stone.
The puck drops at 7:05 P.M. M.S.T.