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The Lines They Are A Changing

Bill Peters is making adjustments as the Islanders come to town.

NHL: Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

When things go wonky, you tend to make some adjustments to whatever you are in charge of and that's exactly what Bill Peters is done.

Once thought unfathomable, the Flames top line is being broken up. Matthew Tkachuk will join Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, while Elias Lindholm will slide down to the second line with Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik. This is less of a move in regards to Lindholm's play, but most likely a way to try and boost the play of a struggling Matthew Tkachuk.

Mike Smith will get another chance to shine in net tonight as David Rittich will spend another night on the bench watching.


Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Matthew Tkachuk

Michael Frolik - Mikael Backlund - Elias Lindholm

Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Austin Czarnik

Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway


Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic

Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson


Mike Smith