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Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames [Game 39]

An NHL career begins as the calendar year ends.

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
8:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
720 AM WGN NBCSC Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
17th 55.4% Points Percentage 52.6% 21st
27th 12.41% Net Power Play Percentage 14.39% 22nd
9th 85.71% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 80.00% 25th
19th 98.13% Combined Special Teams Percentage 94.39% 23rd
15th 2.95 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.74 24th
7th 2.76 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.92 18th
2nd .70 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .18 14th
4th 53.06% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.04% 8th
7th 52.79% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.83% 5th
16th 100.08% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.63% 22nd
22nd 7.29% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.83% 26th
11th 92.79% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.80% 10th
Data from and Natural Stat Trick
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Second City Hockey

The Calgary Flames play the last game of the 2017 calendar year as they take on the Chicago Blackhawks. The year might be old, but the career of Andrew Mangiapane is just starting as he'll make his first regular season NHL appearance as he plays on the fourth line with Matt Stajan and Troy Brouwer. Curtis Lazar gets the healthy scratch.

Mangiapane isn't the only lineup change for the night. Brett Kulak will return to the lineup while Matt Bartkowski exits. There was zero reason for Bartkowski to play as he's statistically one of the three worse defensemen in the league - count that one as a mistake by Glen Gulutzan.

Chicago would probably be favoured in this contest, but they'll be without the services of Corey Crawford. Jeff Glass will make just his second career start at the age of 32. Mike Smith will be in net for the Flames. Hopefully the Flames offense can get it clicking against the journeyman goalie - this might be exactly what the Flames needed.

Puck drop will be at 7:05 P.M. M.S.T. It can be found on Sportsnet.