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The Flames & Canucks Meet For The First Time This Season Tonight

Vancouver is only three points behind the Flames in the Pacific Division.

NHL: Preseason-Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks, 8 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB

Calgary Flames 20-13-6 (46 pts) - Vancouver Canucks 19-19-5 (43 pts)

TV: SN, CITY, CBC - Radio: Sportsnet 960

Odds: Calgary (-110) Vancouver (-110) O/U: 5.5

Head To Head
Calgary Flames Vancouver Canucks
20-13-6 Record 19-19-5
46 Points 43
4th Pacific Division 7th Pacific
6-4-4 Home Record 8-8-3
14-9-2 Road Record 11-11-2
125 GF 107
99 GA 117
22.6 (11th) PP 20.1 (15th)
83.3 (5th) PK 68.6 (32nd)
Tkachuk (20) Goals Leader Miller (15)
Gaudreau (51) Points Leader Miller (44)
Lucic (44) PIM Myers (36)
Markstrom (.923) Save% Demko (.917)
3-2-0 Last 5 2-2-1
166-130-33 Overall VS 130-166-33

Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)

Calgary: Markstrom (E)- 15-10-5, 2.22 GAA, .923 SV%

Vancouver: Demko (E)- 17-14-1, 2.62 GAA, .917 SV%

Injury Report

Calgary: Tyler Pitlick (Undisclosed/Day To Day)

Vancouver: Brandon Sutter (Covid/IR-LT), Travis Hamonic (LBI, IR-LT), Tanner Pearson (Covid/IR-LT), Bo Horvat (Covid/IR-LT), Guillaume Brisebois (Undisclosed/IR), Tucker Poolman (Undisclosed/Day To Day), Brady Keeper (Leg/IR-LT), Kyle Burroughs (Leg/Out)

Just The Facts (Mostly Facts)

-It’s been 255 days since the Flames and Canucks last played each other where Calgary won 6-2.

-Vancouver went into a slight two game postponement with 10-1-1 record. Since coming out of that they are 3-4-2 and have dropped to 7th place in the Pacific Division standings.

-Calgary is 3-2-0 in their last five, the first time they’ve had more wins than losses in a stretch since a four game winning streak from Nov 18-23.

-With Darryl Sutter’s comments in the media after the 5-1 loss to St. Louis, expect Jacob Markstrom to be back in net again tonight. He’s started the last six Flames games and is an even 3-3-0, but has surrendered 13 goals in those three defeats.

-Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk will look to get back on the scoresheet after having their six game point streaks snapped. Over that stretch the two combined for 28 points.

-Mikael Backlund has scored goals in back to back games for the first time this season.

-Despite their current home struggles, the Flames are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games at the Dome against Vancouver.

Game Social

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What’s Happening With The Opposition?

Vancouver Canucks SBN Coverage: Nucks Misconduct

Last Time Out

Calgary Flames 1 - St. Louis Blues 5

Vancouver Canucks 5 - Winnipeg Jets 1

Players To Watch

Calgary Flames

NHL: Calgary Flames at Tampa Bay Lightning Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Mikael Backlund (C): points in four of his last five games

Vancouver Canucks

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

J.T. Miller (C): 8 points in last 5 games

On The Struggle Bus

Calgary Flames

Dillon Dube (F): 1 point in last 13 games

Vancouver Canucks

Alex Chiasson (F): 2 points in last 15 games

Last Time They Tangled

5/19/21: Calgary Flames 6 - Vancouver Canucks 2