Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken, 8 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
Calgary Flames 28-13-6 (62 pts) - Seattle Kraken 16-30-4 (36 pts)
TV: SN1, SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960
Odds: Calgary (-115) Seattle (-105) O/U: 6
|Calgary Flames||Seattle Kraken|
|1st Pacific||Division||8th Pacific|
|21.7 (11th)||PP||16.2 (27th)|
|85.2 (3rd)||PK||75.4 (25th)|
|Mangiapane (25)||Goals Leader||McCann (20)|
|Gaudreau (63)||Points Leader||McCann (32)|
|Gudbranson (49)||PIM||Lauzon (56)|
|Markstrom (.927)||Save%||Driedger (.890)|
Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)
Calgary: Markstrom (E)- 21-10-5, 2.12 GAA, .927 SV%
Seattle: Grubauer (E)- 12-20-4, 3.18 GAA, .884 SV%
Seattle: Jaden Schwartz (UBI/IR), Brandon Tanev (Knee/IR), Karson Kuhlman (UBI/IR)
Just The Facts (Mostly Facts)
-The Flames have won 8 in a row, which is just two less than the franchise record of 10 that was set by the 2017 team.
-Calgary’s defence now has 13 points in their last 3 games.
-The Flames have the 3rd best PK in the league and have killed off 11 of their last 12 penalities.
-Seattle has dropped 7 of their last 11 and surrendered 4 or more goals in 5 of the 7 losses.
-Mark Giordano leads all Kraken defencemen in points with 21, but his 4 goals are tied for last on the team among regular defencemen.
-Goaltending has been an issue for the Kraken this season as none of the three players to suit up has a Save% over .890.
-Mark Giordano should get a hearty welcome from the fanbase and a video tribute from the Flames. But expect the pleasantries to end there as the Flames (Matthew Tkachuk) gave him a hard time on the ice during the Flames 6-4 win back in December.
-One last Giordano note, in the two games (one preseason and the December game) he’s played against his former mates, the former Flames captain has scored the opening goal in each contest.
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What’s Happening With The Opposition?
Seattle Kraken SBN Coverage: Davy Jones Locker Room
Last Time Out
Calgary Flames 6 - Anaheim Ducks 2
Seattle Kraken 3 - Winnipeg Jets 5
Players To Watch
Rasmus Andersson (D): 6 points in last 5 games
Jordan Eberle (F): 3 points in last 3 games
On The Struggle Bus
Mark Giordano (D): 1 goal in last 18 games
Last Time The Tangled
12/30: Calgary Flames 6 @ Seattle Kraken 4