Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken, 7 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
Calgary Flames 44-19-9 (97 pts) - Seattle Kraken 23-43-6 (52 pts)
TV: SN360 - Radio: Sportsnet 960
Odds: Calgary (+105) Seattle (-125) O/U: 5.5
|Calgary Flames||Seattle Kraken|
|1st Pacific||Division||8th Pacific|
|23.2 (8th)||PP%||14.1 (29th)|
|83.8 (5th)||PK%||75.1 (26th)|
|Lindholm (38)||Goals Leader||McCann (25)|
|Gaudreau (99)||Points Leader||McCann (41)|
|Lucic (73)||PIM||Lauzon (67)|
|Markstrom (.925)||Save%||Driedger (.899)|
Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)
Calgary: Markstrom (E)- 34-14-8, 2.16 GAA, .925 SV%
Seattle: Grubauer (E)- 16-29-5, 3.12 GAA, .891 SV%
Calgary: Gudbranson (Undisclosed/Day To Day), Jarnkrok (Illness/Day To Day), Monahan (Hip/IR-LT), Kylington (UBI/Out)
Seattle: Schwartz (UBI/Day To Day), Fleury (UBI/Day To Day), Tanev (Knee/IR)
Just The Facts (Mostly Facts)
-It’s magic number time! For the Flames to clinch a playoff it’s 2.5, for the division it’s 6.
-Johnny Gaudreau is one point away from his first 100 point season in the NHL. He’s currently tied his career high with 99. In three games vs the Kraken this season he has two goals and one assist.
-Against the last 11 expansion teams (true expansion, not contraction) Calgary has never swept a first year opponent. With a win tonight the Flames would be 4-0-0 against Seattle, with the next best mark being 5-2-0 against the San Jose Sharks in their inaugural season in 1992.
-Seattle has really struggled in their first season in the league (which is expected) and especially in the Pacific Division. Against their geographical rivals the Kraken are 5-17-0 in the Pacific.
-Since dealing two of their best players in Calle Jarnkrok (3/18) and Mark Giordano (3/23) the Seattle Kraken have gone 4-5-0, which isn’t terrible considering their overall record on the season.
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View From The Other Side
Seattle Kraken SBN Coverage: Davy Jones Locker Room
Last Time Out
Calgary Flames 4 - Seattle Kraken 1
Players To Watch
Calgary Flames: Johnny Gaudreau (F): one point away from setting a career high of 100
Seattle Kraken: Jordan Eberle (F): 3 points in last 5 games
On The Struggle Bus
Calgary Flames: Andrew Mangiapane (F)- 1 goal last 19 games
Seattle Kraken: Morgan Geekie (C): 2 goals in last 17 games
Last Time They Tangled
4/9: Calgary Flames 4 @ Seattle Kraken 1