Calgary Flames versus Nashville Predators
The Flames look to rebound from a sloppy loss to Seattle and will have a couple lineup changes when they host Nashville tonight.
We’ll start in the blue paint, where Jacob Markstrom will get the nod after Dan Vladar started last game.
Per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960:
Jacob Markstrom starting tonight vs. Nashville. #Flames— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) November 3, 2022
Markstrom will see his seventh start of the young season, last losing to the Oilers on October 29th. He enters tonight with a .903 Save Percentage having stopped 130 of 144 total shots seen.
For skater combinations, Chris Tanev was not skating at warmups, and will be out.
Again Per Pat Steinberg:
Chris Tanev is not taking warmup, so he won’t play tonight vs. Nashville.— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) November 4, 2022
Connor Mackey draws in for his second game of the season. #Flames
-Tanev’s absence will see Connor Mackey factor into his spot. This will be Mackey’s second appearance with the big club this season as he last subbed in on October 20th when Noah Hanafin was out with an illness. He took line rushes alongside veteran Michael Stone.
-Adam Ruzicka will sub back out as Kevin Rooney returns his familiar spot centering the fourth line.
The revamped line combinations that we’ve seen since the loss to Edmonton will remain intact and fills out the rest of the lineup as follows:
FORWARD 1: Huberdeau-Kadri-Mangiapane
FORWARD 2: Lucic-Lindholm-Toffoli
FORWARD 3: Dube-Backlund-Coleman
FORWARD 4: Lewis-Rooney-Ritchie
DEFENSE 1: Hanifin-Andersson
DEFENSE 2: Zadorov-Weegar