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Cult of personality: Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks preview (21/82)

Look in my eyes, what do you see?



Chicago Blackhawks @ Calgary Flames – 7pm MT

Broadcast Schedule
TV Sportsnet West CSN-Ch
Radio Sportsnet960 The Fan
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Had there been more time between games, I probably would have had a more apt song lined up. As it is, it's been less than a week since the Flames entertained the Blackhawks, and, well, it wasn't pretty. So instead, here's a song relevant to a Blackhawks fan.

Yes, entirely to do with CM Punk. Yes, I am a wrestling fan boy. Yes, it is a good song. No, I don't have much originality.

Was it a case of a bad Flames side or a good Blackhawks? Both? Probably both.

Season leaders
Calgary Flames Chicago Blackhawks
15 Points 23
13th (W)
6th (P)
6th (W)
5th (C)
Last 10
Ov. Vs
Sea. Vs
Time On Ice/Game
T.J. Brodie (24:44) Defence Duncan Keith (24:51)
Sean Monahan (20:07) Offence Patrick Kane (21:03)
Key Stats
David Jones (7) Goals Patrick Kane (13)
Johnny Gaudreau (14) Assists Patrick Kane (17)
Johnny Gaudreau (18) Points Patrick Kane (30)
Brandon Bollig (42) PIM Jonathan Toews (24)
Michael Frolik (54) SOG Patrick Kane (72)
David Jones (17.5) Shot % Artem Anisimov (25)
Derek Grant (56.8) FO% Jonathan Toews (60.9)
Special Teams
14.81 PP% 19.7
8 PPG For 13
Sam Bennett (2) PPG Leader Patrick Kane (6)
75.5 PK% 82.35
14 PKGA 9
0 SHGF 3
5v5 Corsi (min. 10mins per game played)
T.J. Brodie (50.24) D
Trevor Daley (55.33)
Mikael Backlund (52.16) F Artemi Panarin (57.45)
5v5 Fenwick (min. 10mins per game played)
T.J. Brodie (51.62) D Trevor Daley (53.53)
Michael Frolik (51.61) F Artemi Panarin (55.18)
Save percentage
Jonas Hiller (86.14)
Joni Ortio (86.84)
Karri Ramo (89.81)
All Corey Crawford (91.82)
Scott Darling (90.16)
Jonas Hiller (86.47)
Joni Ortio (90.46)
Karri Ramo (89.55)
EvS 5 on 5 Corey Crawford (92.77)
Scott Darling (90.91)
Data courtesy of and

On paper, it looks like stop Kane, stop the Blackhawks. Lololololololol.

Incidentally, the Flames played the Blackhawks on November 20th last year. Corey Crawford made 24 saves and Kane scored the winner (surprise surprise) as the Hawks won 4-3.


New Jersey Devils 2-3 Calgary Flames

Game recap

A win! A win! A win!

Projected lines

  • Karri Ramo gets his tenth successive start in goal. Jonas Hiller is practising, but by himself. T.J. Brodie and Jiri Hudler missed Thursday’s practice, but no worries. Brodie was having a maintenance day, and Hudler had a personal day.
  • Scott Darling starts for the Hawks, who will be missing Teovu Teravainen. Andrew Desjardins is expected to take his place.
Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Joe Colborne Matt Stajan David Jones
Micheal Ferland Josh Jooris Brandon Bollig
Left Defence Right Defence
Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland Dennis Wideman
Karri Ramo (s) Joni Ortio
Chicago Blackhawks (c/o
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Marko Dano Jonathan Toews Marian Hossa
Artemi Panarin Artem Anisimov Patrick Kane
Andrew Shaw Markus Kruger Andrew Desjardins
Brandon Mashinter Tanner Kero Andrew Garbutt
Left Defence Right Defence
Duncan Keith Niklas Hjalmarsson
Trevor Van Riemsdyk Brent Seabrook
Trevor Daley Michal Rosival
Scott Darling (s) Corey Crawford


David Jones reached 100 goals on Tuesday night. Your turn now, Michael Frolik.

Other games today

Road Time (MT) Home Narrative
Leafs 5:00 Hurricanes Leafs looking to avenge series sweep from last year
Predators 5:00 Blue Jackets Preds start five-game road stretch in Ohio
Kings 5:30 Red Wings Brad Richards expected to play first game in a month
Canadiens 5:30 Islanders Carey Price returns to stop the Habs’ rot
Devils 7:00 Oilers Oilers aim to stop three-game slide

Join us in the gamethread, where we'll be throwing faeces at a wall and seeing what sticks.

by Liam McCausland