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Preview: Calgary Flames @ Chicago Blackhawks 2/6/18 (53/82): Flames Can Sweep The Season Series Tonight

The Flames and ‘Hawks will play the final game of a home and home with playoff aspirations on the line.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames @ Chicago Blackhawks, 6:30 PM MT, United Center, Chicago IL

Where To Watch & Listen

Radio: Sportsnet 960

Not much has changed at all since the Flames and Blackhawks last got together on Saturday night. Both teams are currently on the outside when it comes to the playoffs, but the Flames are inching closer.

Tonight’s game starts a 6 game road swing for the the good guys as the Flames will make trips to NJ, NY, Boston and Nashville. None of those teams are layups and the Flames need to go at least .500 on the trip or they are in trouble. The good news is the Flames play extremely well away from home and they will have a chance to so some damage in the West if they can pick up some wins.

How They Match Up

Calgary Flames Stats Chicago Blackhawks
Calgary Flames Stats Chicago Blackhawks
26-18-8 Record 24-20-8
60 Points 55
4th Pacific Division 7th Central
10th West Conference 12th West
1-2-2 Last 5 2-1-2
145 Goals For 153
144 Goals Against 144
Monahan (24) Goals Kane (20)
Gaudreau (59) Points Kane (52)
Backlund (56) PIM Hartman (50)
Rittich (.926) Save% Crawford (.929)
17.2 (23rd) PP% 15.4 (29th)
79.9 (17th) PK% 82.3 (9th)
2-0-0 2017-18 VS 0-0-2
77-84-26 Overall VS 84-76-27

Starting Goalies (E=Expected,C=Confirmed)

Player Record GAA Save%
Player Record GAA Save%
Flames: Smith (E) 21-15-6 2.52 .922
Blackhawks: Glass (E) 3-3-3 3.24 .908

What’s Happening With The Opposition?

Chicago Blackhawks Coverage: Second City Hockey

Last Time Out

Calgary Flames 4 Chicago Blackhawks 3 (OT)

It took OT, but for the second time this season the Flames got a W against the Blackhawks. Sean Monahan shock the monkey off his back with the OT winner after firing 9 shots on Jeff Glass. Here’s our recap and the highlights from

Players To Watch

Calgary Flames

Tampa Bay Lightning v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

Matt Stajan (C). While being relegated to the 4th line might not be fun for Stajan, he’s made the most of it recently. The Flames veteran has goals in his last 2 games giving him 3 goals on the season. While those stats aren’t as eye popping as other Flames, it’s good see Stajan put the puck in the net and generate some offence for the Flames bottom 6.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

Patrick Kane (F). Kane continued his strong showing for the Blackhawks this season with a 2 assist effort against the Flames Thursday night. As well as Calgary plays on the road, Kane plays just as well at home. Of his 52 points, 27 have come at the United Center.