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New Jersey Devils at Calgary Flames [Game 14]

The one in which the Flames are suddenly quite injured looking

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
7:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
660 AM WFAN MSG+ Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
4th 75.0% Points Percentage 53.8% 18th
4th 26.83% Net Power Play Percentage 13.04% 22nd
9th 87.04% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 80.00% 24th
3rd 113.87% Combined Net Special Teams 93.04% 23rd
3rd 3.75 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.31 31st
17th 3.08 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.62 6th
29th -1.08 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.31 22nd
27th 46.27% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.70% 8th
28th 46.57% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.06% 10th
4th 102.83% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.55% 15th
7th 9.81% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 5.73% 30th
8th 93.02% Save Percentage (5V5) 94.82% 1st
Data from and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames are back again taking on the New Jersey Devils and this one looks dicey. The Devils come in with a foreign feeling high-powered offense and the Flames Defense has been hampered a bit thanks to an injury to Travis Hamonic. Rasmus Andersson was recalled as an emergency, but won't play tonight - instead it will be Matt Bartkowski in the lineup with Brett Kulak while the pairing of Michael Stone and T.J. Brodie has been re-united.

Many remember the pairing for having a nice goal differential, but the underlying numbers, shots, shot attempts, scoring chances, etc., were not good. They're going to have to hope that their luck continues if they hope to be successful in this game. As for Bartkowski, he has been bad enough this year ranking dead last on the team in relative Corsi percentage and that was on his strong side.

Jaromir Jagr is also out for tonight's game meaning Curtis Lazar stays on line three. The bottom lines have struggled mightily for Calgary and entering Jagr back in for one of the struggling Lazar, Curtis Lazar, or Kris Versteeg would have gone a long way in making up for the possession problems for the Forwards. It also would have been a chance for Jagr to play against one of his many former teams; in fact Jagr's last game as a Devil came against the Flames in a game which saw the Flames win three to two, but also saw Mark Giordano tare his biceps.

Mike Smith is back in net for Calgary tonight. He's been stellar for the Flames and hopefully they can get him some more offense than they've seen in recent contests. He's up against Keith Kinkaid for the Devils.