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Staff Predictions & Lines: Will The Flames Live To Play Another Day?

The Flames are hanging by a thread coming into tonight’s Game 6 match-up with the Dallas Stars.

Staff Predictions

Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars, 8:30 PM MT, Rogers Place, Edmonton AB

Favorite: Dallas Line: -125 O/U: 5.0

8/11: Game 1- Calgary Flames 3 - Dallas Stars 2

8/13: Game 2- Calgary Flames 4 - Dallas Stars 5

8/14: Game 3- Calgary Flames 2 - Dallas Stars 0

8/16: Game 4- Calgary Flames 4 - Dallas Stars 5 (OT)

8/18: Game 5- Calgary Flames 1 - Dallas Stars 2

Predictions

Mark: Calgary Flames 2 - Dallas Stars 3

Sorry gang, I’ve been positive in this space for the entire series so far, but I’m losing steam. Dallas has looked like the better team in the last two games and I think that Game 4 loss really took some wind of out the Flames sails. The Stars top players have come to play and Calgary’s best players, when they needed them to step, up haven’t. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t see it happening. There’s a track record here and I don’t sense a change. #InsertSadFaceEmojiHere

Flash: Stars 4 - Flames 1

Despite how close the games have been, and the fact that the Flames have been consistently run over, the Dallas Stars have still yet to have a nice bounce go their way since game 1. The only guys that are showing up are Talbot and the Grind Line and that’s not gonna be enough to force a 7th game.

Maddie: Calgary Flames 3 - Dallas Stars 2

I’m sort of hedging this prediction a little bit. I’m not feeling great about things right now BUT I think they can rally and pull off a win and force Game 7 if they do get Matthew Tkachuk back in the lineup, I think that’ll be a big boost for them. However, if he’s still out... I’m feeling less good about their chances of winning this one...

FORWARDS

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm

Andrew Mangiapane - Mikael Backlund - Matthew Tkachuk (game-time decision)

Milan Lucic - Sam Bennett - Dillon Dube

Mark Jankowski / Zac Rinaldo - Derek Ryan - Tobias Rieder (game-time decision)

DEFENCE

Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin - Rasmus Andersson

Derek Forbort - Erik Gustafsson

GOALTENDER

Cam Talbot