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Staff Predictions & Projected Lines: Mikael Backlund Is A Game Time Decision

The Flames could use their best player lately, but his status is up in the air.

Staff Predictions & Projected Lines

Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks, 8 PM MT

Previous Games:

1/16: Calgary Flames 3 - Vancouver Canucks 0

1/18: Calgary Flames 5 - Vancouver Canucks 2

2/11: Calgary Flames 3 @ Vancouver Canucks 1

2/13: Calgary Flames 1 @ Vancouver Canucks 3

Favorite: Calgary Line: -110 O/U: 6.0

Predictions

Mark: Calgary Flames 3 - Vancouver Canucks 1

I'm cautiously optimistic tonight because the Flames HAVE to come out fired up after that trash performance on Saturday night. Though Mikael Backlund's status being up in the air scares me.

BONUS PREDICTION: Calgary hits double digits in shots after 20 minutes. I know, bold prediction these days.

Maddie: Calgary Flames 2 - Vancouver Canucks 1 (OT)

So here’s the situation: I still wholeheartedly believe the Flames are the better team here and that should mean that they win the game. However. I didn’t love their last showing, and if Backlund misses this game, I’m not feeling awesome. I’m still going to go for optimism and predict that the Flames win this one, but I think it’s going to be a hard fought win.

Projected Lines

According to the Flames Twitter account, Calgary won’t be releasing their lines until the pre-game warm up and Mikael Backlund is still day to day and will be evaluated prior to game time.