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Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames [Game 24]

Multiple injured forwards

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7:00 PM MST
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950 AM CJCL SN Scotiabank Saddledome MSG+ 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
9th 62.0% Points Percentage 58.7% 12th
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 102.64% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.13% 16th
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
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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.