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Staff Predictions & Lines: David Rittich Makes His First Start Of 2021

The Flames will give their former top keeper his first taste of regular season action against the Canadiens.

Staff Predictions

Calgary Flames @ Montreal Canadiens, 5 PM MT, Bell Centre, Montreal QC

Favourite: Montreal Line: -109 O/U: 6.0

Staff Predictions

Mark: Calgary Flames 1 - Montreal Canadiens 3

I don’t have a good feeling about this game, especially the way the Flames have played in the first period lately. Combine that with how much Montreal has been scoring lately and this will be a big loss if it pans out the way I think it will.

Maddie: Calgary Flames 2 - Montreal Canadiens 4

I’m with Mark on this one, this game makes me a little nervous. I’m not really expecting a poor performance from the Flames, I think they’ll be able rob hang around in this one, but I also keep saying that I don’t trust the Habs and then I keep getting burned on that so like... maybe I should start being afraid of the Habs?

Lines

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Dominik Simon

Matthew Tkachuk - Elias Lindholm - Josh Leivo

Sam Bennett - Mikael Backlund - Andrew Mangiapane

Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Joakim Nordstrom / Dillon Dube

Pairings

Mark Giordano - Rasmus Andersson

Noah Hanifin - Christopher Tanev

Juuso Valimaki - Nikita Nesterov

Goaltender

David Rittich