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An Injury Plagued Canadiens Team Awaits The Flames In Montreal

The Flames will look to take advantage of a Canadiens team loaded with injuries.

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

Calgary Flames 7-2-3 (17 pts) - Montreal Canadiens 3-10-1 (7 pts)

TV: SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960

Odds: Calgary (-105) Canadiens (-115), O/U: 5.5

Much like the San Jose Sharks, the Flames will be taking on another injury decimated team tonight and will hope for better results. The Flames will make their first stop on their seven game road trip at the Bell Centre in Montreal to take on the Canadiens tonight.

Montreal is a hot mess right now with important players on IR, an inability to score and they sit at the bottom of the Atlantic Division with only three wins and a measly seven points to their name. But as the Flames found out with the Sharks on Tuesday night, you can't take these opponents lightly.

The Sharks were is far worse condition than Montreal, yet they managed to shut a red hot Calgary team down and leave the Saddledome with a 4-1 victory. The Flames were outworked from the get-go in that game and will certainly need a better performance tonight if they plan on coming away with two points against a team they should beat.

Calgary is 5-5-0 in their last 10 visits to Montreal, getting two of those five victories last season after losing in their prior two visits to Montreal.

Puck drop is at 5 PM MT.

Head To Head
Calgary Flames Montreal Canadiens
7-2-3 Record 3-10-1
17 Points 7
Pacific (2nd) Division Atlantic (8th)
41 GF 28
26 GA 48
Mangiapane (8) Goals Leader Hoffman (4)
Gaudreau (14) Points Leader Suzuki (12)
Lucic (16) PIM Paquette (23)
Markstrom (.940) Save% Allen (.901)
24.4 (11th) PP 12.8 (27th)
86.1 (8th) PK 68.6 (29th)
2-1-2 Last 5 1-3-1
51-73-15 Overall VS 73-51-15

Starting Goalies (E=Expected,C=Confirmed)
Player Record GAA Save%
Flames: Vladar (E) 2-0-0 2.93 .891
Canadiens: Allen (E) 3-8-1 2.93 .901

Injury Report
Calgary Flames Montreal Canadiens
Brett Ritchie- LBI
Day To Day
Paul Byron- Hip
LT-IR
Carey Price- Knee
IR-LT
Shea Weber- Ankle
LT-IR
Mathieu Perreault- Eye
IR
Joel Edmundson- Undisclosed
IR
Cedric Paquette- Undisclosed
IR
Jonathan Drouin- Head
IR

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Last Time Out

Calgary Flames 1 - San Jose Sharks 4

Montreal Canadiens 2 - LA Kings 3 (OT)

Players To Watch

Calgary Flames

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Milan Lucic (F): 3 points in last 3 games

Montreal Canadiens

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Tyler Toffoli (F): 4 points in last 3 games