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Preview: Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights, 11/19/18 (21/82): Vegas Opens Up A Busy Week For Calgary

The Flames haven’t had much success against the expansion franchise from Vegas.

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights, 7 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB

TV: SNW

Radio: Sportsnet 960

Calgary Flames 11-8-1 (23 points) - Vegas Golden Knights 9-11-1 (19 points)

NHL Standings

A busy week for the Flames begins tonight with a visit from the Vegas Golden Knights. Calgary will play 4 times in 7 days and 2 of those contests will be against these very Golden Knights.

It hasn’t been easy sledding for the Flames against the second year NHL franchise. It took the Flames until game 82 to finally defeat their new Pacific Division opponent last season, losing the previous 3 contests in 2017-18. The Flames split with Vegas at the Saddledome but lost both contests in Vegas by hefty margins.

Vegas comes to the Saddledome in 7th place in the Pacific with 19 points, which all things considered isn’t bad after their terrible start. The upstart expansion francise dropped 4 of their first 5 games and were hanging in the basement with Arizon until a 3 game winning streak in mid October started to steer the ship in the right direction. Vegas pumped in 6 goals against the Oilers Sunday night, but that hasn’t helped their goal scoring output. They are currently 24th in the NHL in GF with 55.

Starting Goalies

Flames: Rittich (C): 6-1-0, 1.92 GAA, .933 Save%

Golden Knights: Subban (E): 0-3-0, 3.17 GAA, .885 Save%

Team Leaders

Calgary Flames

Goals: Lindholm (11) Points: Lindholm (21) PIM: Bennett (32) Save%: Rittich (.933)

Vegas Golden Knights

Goals: Marchessault (10) Points: Marchessault (18) PIM: Merrill (23) Save%: Fleury (.901)

What’s Happening With The Opposition?

Vegas Golden Knights Coverage: Knights On Ice

Last Time Out

Calgary Flames 4 Edmonton Oilers 2

Vegas Golden Knights 6 Edmonton Oilers 3

Players To Watch

Calgary Flames

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Elias Lindholm: 11G, 10A, 8 points in his last 7 games

Vegas Golden Knights

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Boston Bruins Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Marchessault: 10G, 8A, 4 points in his last 5 games