The Calgary Flames and Arizona Coyotes will meet for the third and final time in our NHL20 playoff simulation tonight. These two teams have each won a game on the road, leaving the series tied at one for the deciding Game 3 in Calgary. Puck drop will be at 7:30 PM MT.
The Coyotes took the series opener in Calgary by a score of 3-2 thanks to two goals from Phil Kessel, but the Flames rallied to smoke the Coyotes by a score of 6-0 in Game 2 in Arizona. Calgary had a big game from Johnny Gaudreau who had three points and David Rittich made 42 saves for the shutout in his first career playoff game. Rittich will start again tonight for Calgary.
With Nashville/Vancouver being the only completed series thus far in our playoff bracket, the second round opponents could still vary for the winner of tonight’s game.
Lawson Crouse and Johnny Gaudreau lead their respective teams with three points each entering tonight’s game. Tobias Rieder draws back into the lineup for Calgary tonight, with Mark Jankowski coming out. You can see the full lineup below:
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Andrew Mangiapane
Dillon Dube - Derek Ryan - Sam Bennett
Tobias Rieder - Austin Czarnik - Milan Lucic
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Erik Gustafsson - Rasmus Andersson
Taylor Hall - Christian Dvorak - Clayton Keller
Lawson Crouse - Derek Stepan - Phil Kessel
Carl Soderberg - Nick Schmaltz - Conor Garland
Michael Grabner - Brad Richardson - Vinnie Hinostroza
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Alex Goligoski
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Ilya Lyubushkin
Jordan Oesterle - Jason Demers
Other Playoff Game Tonight
(12) Chicago Blackhawks @ (5) Edmonton Oilers (Series Tied 1-1)