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Preview: Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues 11/9/19 (20/82): Flames Host Red-Hot Blues

The Champs come to town tonight!

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

Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues, 8 PM MT

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB

TV: CBC - Radio: Sportsnet 960

Calgary Flames (10-7-2, 22 Pts) - St. Louis Blues (11-3-3, 25 Pts)

Tonight the Calgary Flames welcome the reigning Stanley Cup Champion and current Western Conference leading St. Louis Blues to town. The Blues are scorching hot entering tonight’s game, riding a six game win streak into Calgary. Those wins came over Minnesota (2x), Detroit, Columbus, Vancouver, and Edmonton with four going into overtime. Most recently the Blues took a 5-2 win at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Wednesday before having a few days off.

Meanwhile the Flames are somewhat hot as well, having won two straight and four of their last five. Calgary has yet to put together a three game win streak this year after posting 10 different three game winning streaks last year. The Flames posted a convincing 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in what was their most complete game of the season. After starting the season with 20 games in 37 days, the Flames will be off until Wednesday night after this game.

After a long stretch of struggling against St. Louis this decade, the two teams have had a pretty even series lately, with both teams winning five of the last ten matchups. Last year the Blues took the season series with a 5-3 win at home and a 3-1 win in Calgary while the Flames won 7-2 in St. Louis.

Jordan Binnington will start for the Blues tonight, entering with a 8-2-3 record and .921 SV%. David Rittich will once agian start for the Flames, adding to his league lead in starts. Rittich has a 9-4-2 record with a .915 SV%.

Team Leaders

Flames: Goals - Lindholm (10), Points - Tkachuk (18), PIM - Lucic (30)

Blues: Goals - Schenn (10), Points - O’Reilly (17), PIM - Perron (18)

What’s Happening with Opposition

STL Blues Coverage: St. Louis Game Time

Last Time Out

Calgary Flames 5 - New Jersey Devils 2

St. Louis Blues 5 - Edmonton Oilers 2

Players to Watch

NHL: Calgary Flames at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Flames: Elias Lindholm (RW) - He has a chance to extend his point streak to ten games tonight, and I think he’ll do it in style with a big night

NHL: Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Blues: Alex Pietrangelo (D) - He has five points in his last four games as he continues to be an elite defender in the league