The Calgary Flames will take on the Minnesota Wild tonight in the third of three match-ups this season. Both clubs have won a game each and tonight will be the tie-breaker.
With Curtis Glencross out of the line-up because of his ankle, Karri Ramo still not in net because of a knee injury, and Kevin Westgarth sent back to Calgary after the fight with Gazdic of the Oilers, the Flames will have to hope that Brian McGrattan and Lee Stempniak return to the bench tonight. According to Pat Steinberg of The Fan 960, Matt Stajan is also out of the line-up tonight.
#Flames will be without Matt Stajan tonight for personal reasons. Brian McGrattan returns after missing two games.
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) March 3, 2014
It will be brother against brother tonight as Minnesota’s 22 year old Mikael Granlund will play against his younger brother, 20 year old Markus Granlund of the Flames. With Jason Pominville leading the Wild with 22 goals this season, and Zach Parise not far behind with 20 goals, the Flames defensive pairings should be alert and ready to defend Calgary’s zone. With the dependability of Mark Giordano and Ladislav Smid, I believe the Flames have the potential to not only defend their zone but also score some much-needed goals through their offensive defense.
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