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GameThread: Calgary Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes

7 p.m.! Saddledome! Hockey! Game! Puck! Maybe scoring! Someone will definitely win!!



Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jiri Hudler Sean Monahan Joe Colborne
Curtis Glencross Matt Stajan Paul Byron
Mason Raymond Mikael Backlund Johnny Gaudreau
Brandon Bollig Lance Bouma Josh Jooris
Left Defense Right Defense
Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
Kris Russell Dennis Wideman
Ladislav Smid Deryk Engelland
Jonas Hiller
Karri Ramo
Brian McGrattan Devin Setoguchi Rafa Diaz

Carolina Hurricanes
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jiri Tlusty Riley Nash Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner Victor Rask Elias Lindholm
Chris Terry Jay McClement Zach Boychuk
Brad Malone Brody Sutter Patrick Brown
Left Defense Right Defense
Andrej Sekera Justin Faulk
Tim Gleason Ryan Murphy
Jay Harrison Brett Bellemore
Cam Ward
Anton Khudobin

Colborne to the wing (good!). Matt Stajan: freed (very good!)! I hope something resembling those forward lines can stick, because there really isn't a clear definition of who exactly should play where; the Flames more have a jumble of guys all suited to the top nine and then three very clear candidates (at least with Setoguchi out) as to who should be on the fourth line.

The goalie rotation continues because both goalies have been awesome and I genuinely hope this happens all season because it's kinda fun and I've decided Hiller and Ramo are now best friends who are totally cool with it forever and always.

As for the Canes, they are Very Injured (mostly: no Staals, and on average, they have more Staals than the rest of the league combined), and are the only NHL team that has yet to record a win in 2014-15. But they do play the Oilers tomorrow, and that's a perfect place for them to get their first win of the year, right? Hopefully they can sit tight for just one more day…

Woo hockey time!

by Ari Yanover