Calgary Flames Visit Colorado Avalanche In Final Of Three Meetings This Season


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The Calgary Flames are on the road. Tonight they play the Colorado Avalanche and tomorrow they will take on the Phoenix Coyotes.

Tonight is the last match-up between these teams for the season. It will be a hard game for the Flames to win considering the Avs have won two of the three games against them so far. November 8, Colorado won with a score of 4-2. December 6, the Avalanche won 3-2.

Colorado is 5-2-3 in their last ten games so it is possible for the Flames to walk away with this one even though Calgary has been shutout in three of their last four games. If anything, I think this should give them motivation to dig out a win tonight.

The Flames aren’t blind to the fact that they’re going through a tough time. According to the Flames website, Bob Hartley mentioned at practice on Sunday, “…I think we work hard enough but we have to work smarter…” I believe Hartley hit the nail on the head – the effort is there but now they just need to set up and execute plays in order to get the puck on the net.

The projected lines have Mike Cammalleri, Mikael Backlund, and Juri Hudler up front to start while Sean Monahan has been bumped up to the second unit. Karri Ramo will get his second consecutive nod in net tonight.

Still on the injury list are Curtis Glencross (ankle), Kris Russell (MCL), and Blair Jones (meniscal tear). Lee Stempniak and Lance Bouma are questionable for tonight’s game.

Go Flames Go!