Colorado Avalanche @ Calgary Flames
7:00PM Scotiabank Saddledome
Hope springs eternal for all clubs in game one of 82, so let’s see who’s bringing the optimism to start the fresh season!
The only major news is in the blue paint, where after missing Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed illness it should still be Jacob Markstrom starting tonight.
Per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960:
Jacob Markstrom is on the ice and in the starter’s net at morning skate. Missed practice yesterday with illness.— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) October 13, 2022
Looks like he’ll get the start on night one vs. Colorado. #Flames
Aside from the top line we don’t have many established formations to go with at this early point so starting from scratch for the regular season we’ll go with the lineup from morning skate!
Per Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960:
#Flames holding optional morning skate ahead of home and season-opener vs. #GoAvsGo. Projected line-up ⬇️— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) October 13, 2022
FORWARDS 1: Huberdeau-Lindholm-Toffoli
FORWARDS 2: Dube-Kadri-Mangiapane
FORWARDS 3: Coleman-Backlund-Lewis
FORWARDS 4: Lucic-Rooney-Ritchie
DEFENSE 1: Hanifin-Andersson
DEFENSE 2: Weegar-Tanev
DEFENSE 3: Zadorov-Stone
Markstrom (Probable to start)