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Calgary Flames At L.A. Kings - Game Preview

It will be another tough game tonight as the Calgary Flames visit the Staples Center to take on the L.A. Kings.

With a record of 16-6-4, the Kings will probably not make it easy on the Flames. With their gritty, fast-paced play and their hard-hitting action, the Kings have climbed to third place in the Pacific division standings with 36 points.

With a record of 8-13-4, the Calgary Flames will have a lot to prove after last night’s disastrous game against the Anaheim Ducks. The Flames are now in sixth place in the Pacific division with 20 points, barely above the last-place Oilers, who have 18 points. The Flames will have to pick up the pace tonight if they hope to contend for a two-point win.

Considering the offensive drive of the Kings Dustin Brown (a powerhouse of a leader), Jeff Carter (who is known to get well-timed goals), and Anze Kopitar (the always-likeable alternate captain), the Flames will have to beef up their defensive role in order to hold off the shots on net, which I’m sure will be abundant, and the veteran players will have to show up in order to lift this team past the Kings.

Karri Ramo is said to be starting in net for the Flames tonight, which will give Reto Berra a needed night off.

Will Ramo be prepared and ready to play after finishing last night’s game in Anaheim?

Puck drop is at 8:00pm MT and the game will be televised on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada.

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