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Preview: Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues 12/22/18 (37/82): Flames Look To Get Back In Win Column

The Flames take on the Blues in their final game before the Christmas break.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues, 2:00 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB


Radio: Sportsnet 960

Calgary Flames 22-11-3 (47 pts) - St. Louis Blues 13-16-4 (30 pts)

NHL Standings

The Flames welcome the St. Louis Blues to the Saddledome for their final game before the Christmas break. The Flames and Blues played each other last Sunday with Calgary rolling over St. Louis 7-2. Oddly enough that was the last time Calgary won. The Fames are mired in a two game losing streak, falling to the Stars and Lightning this past week. The losses sting, but the Flames aren’t playing poorly at all. Calgary was just outmuscled against Dallas and they were able to come away with a point after hanging with the NHL’s best team in the Tampa Bay Lightning.

St. Louis meanwhile is playing average hockey as of late. They’ve won three out of their last five and have split so far on their trip through Western Canada, beating Edmonton and losing to Vancouver. Where the Blues have been struggling is with scoring. St. Louis is 26th in the league in scoring, 22nd in shots per game and their power play is middle of the road at 14th in league.

Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)

Flames: Smith (E)- 11-7-1, 2.99 GAA, .888 Save%

Blues: Allen (E)- 11-10-4, 3.17 GAA, .898 Save%

What’s Happening With The Opposition?

St. Louis Blues Coverage: St. Louis Game Time

Last Time Out

Calgary Flames 4 - Tampa Bay Lightning 5 (SO)

St. Louis Blues 1 - Vancouver Canucks 5

Players To Watch

Calgary Flames

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Gaudreau (F): 16G - 31A, 8 points in last 5 games

St. Louis Blues

NHL: Calgary Flames at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Brayden Schenn (C): 7G - 15A, 6 points in last 5 games