Calgary Flames @ Montreal Canadiens, 7 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
Calgary Flames 32-14-6 (70 pts) - Montreal Canadiens 13-34-7 (33 pts)
TV: SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960
Odds: Calgary (+100), Montreal (-120), O/U: 6
|Calgary Flames||Montreal Canadiens|
|1st Pacific||Division||8th Atlantic|
|23.3 (10th)||PP||12.4 (31st)|
|84.9 (4th)||PK||73.1 (31st)|
|Mangiapane (28)||Goals Leader||Andersen (15)|
|Gaudreau (67)||Points Leader||Suzuki (34)|
|Lucic (59)||PIM||Pezzetta (68)|
|Markstrom (.927)||Save%||Hammond (.939)|
Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)
Calgary: Markstrom (E)- 25-11-5, 2.10 GAA, .927 SV%
Montreal: Hammond (E)- 2-0-0, 1.33 GAA, .939 SV%
Montreal: Paul Byron (UBI/IR), Carey Price (Knee/IR-LT), Shea Weber (Ankle/IR-LT), Jake Allen (LBI/IR), David Savard (Ankle/IR), Tyler Pitlick (Personal/IR), Joel Edmundson (Back/IR), Jonathan Drouin (Wrist/IR), Christian Dvorak (UBI/IR)
Just The Facts (Mostly Facts)
-Calgary can extend their winning streak to three games if they beat Montreal tonight. If they do win, it will be the 5th time this season they’ve had a winning streak of at least 3 games.
-There’s also something else at stake tonight: the Flames can win their 12th in a row at home which would be a franchise record.
-Tyler Toffoli will have the chance to face his old mates for the first time tonight and he’s on fire. The forward has 7 points since being traded to Calgary from Montreal.
-It’s been tough sledding wherever the Canadiens have played this season, but the road has been extra brutal with Montreal going 5-17-6 away from Bell Centre.
-Injuries have bitten Montreal hard this year and nowhere bigger than between the pipes. The Habs have used 5 different goaltenders on the year, with Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault leading the way with 5 wins each. Oof.
-While it has been a hot mess this season after such a successful 2020-21 for Montreal it hasn’t all been bad. The Canadiens have won 5 out of their last 6 and after losing 10 straight any news is good news.
-The last time these two met, Montreal shocked the Flames by winning 4-2. Calgary would bounce back, going 8-2-1 in their next 11. The Canadiens, meanwhile, went into a free fall. They would win only 3 times in their next 22.
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