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New York Rangers at Calgary Flames [Game 66]

The struggling Flames welcome a woeful opponent

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7:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
98.7 FM WEPN MSG Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
24th 48.4% Points Percentage 56.2% 18th
9th 18.75% Net Power Play Percentage 16.00% 22nd
14th 83.92% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 82.43% 18th
10th 102.67% Combined Special Teams Percentage 98.43% 20th
18th 2.86 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.83 19th
24th 3.22 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.95 17th
20th -.11 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .05 16th
31st 45.25% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.61% 5th
27th 46.48% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.86% 7th
19th 99.57% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.79% 16th
15th 7.61% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.21% 21st
22nd 91.96% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.58% 13th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames are back at home after going 0-2 on a miniature road trip as they take on the New York Rangers. The Rangers are one of the worst teams in the league right now and are running with the worst possession numbers. Given that this is a home game, that should make it pretty easy for the Flames.

Unfortunately, nothing is ever pretty easy for the Flames. Nick Shore is through with his illness and will come in, but Micheal Ferland is still banged up and Curtis Lazar is either injured or in the doghouse. That means that that the bottom will consist of Troy Brouwer and Nick Shore on wing for the third line and Tanner Glass and Garnet Hathaway on the other - that's going to make victory very hard to come by regardless of whomever the opponent might be.

Jon Gillies is back in net for the Flames. David Rittich has been nothing short of putrid since Mike Smith went down and probably finds his roster spot in jeopardy once Smith gets back. Gillies will go against sure-fire hall-of-famer Henrik Lundqvist.