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Pittsburgh Penguins at Calgary Flames [Game 13]

Please don't take penalties because we will die.



7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
105.9 FM WXDX ATTP Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
11th 60.7% Points Percentage 50.0% 19th
2nd 29.63% Net Power Play Percentage 11.90% 23rd
19th 82.76% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 79.59% 25th
4th 112.39% Combined Net Special Teams 91.50% 24th
24th 2.79 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.33 29th
28th 3.71 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.75 7th
20th -.29 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.58 25th
16th 49.80% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.55% 10th
27th 47.35% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.08% 10th
31st 93.61% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.47% 16th
31st 4.95% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.23% 26th
31st 88.66% Save Percentage (5V5) 94.24% 2nd
Data from and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies’ Lair

The Pittsburgh Penguins finish up their lone trip to Alberta this year as they take on the Calgary Flames. Pittsburgh did the Flames a favour last night, defeating the Edmonton Oilers by a score of three to two. Calgary hopes that the schedule makers did the Flames a favour with their scheduling as they’re a rested home team taking on a road team that played the night before.

There were rumours that Jaromir Jagr would make his highly anticipated return to the Flames lineup tonight, but he’s still not quite ready to go. The Flames did place Freddie Hamilton on waivers to make way for Jagr, however. Curtis Lazar is in while Tanner Glass gets the scratch at forward.

Mike Smith is in net for tonight’s game and he’s been stellar all season long. Tristan Jarry will start across from him for the second start of his NHL career and his first this season. Pittsburgh had Antti Niemi as their backup to start the year, but he was waived after posting a .797 save percentage in his three game sample size. He was picked up by the Florida Panthers.

The Penguins power play has been deadly, clicking at nearly 30 percent. The Flames have a few individuals who like to take penalties and they'll need to be on their best behaviour tonight. Pittsburgh has a heavy advantage in the special teams department.

Pittsburgh Penguins Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Conor Sheary Sidney Crosby Patric Hornqvist
Tom Kuhnhackl Evgeni Malkin Bryan Rust
Jake Guentzel Riley Sheahan Phil Kessel
Josh Archibald Greg McKegg Ryan Reaves
Left Defence Right Defense
Brian Dumoulin Kris Letang
Olli Maatta Chad Ruhwedel
Ian Cole Zach Trotman
Tristan Jarry
Matt Murray

Calgary Flames Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett Mark Jankowski Curtis Lazar
Kris Versteeg Matt Stajan Troy Brouwer
Left Defence Right Defense
Mark Giordano Dougie Hamilton
T.J. Brodie Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak Mark Stone
Mike Smith
Eddie Lack

by Les Mavus