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The Daily: Flames Stick to New Lines, Maple Leafs Coach on Hot Seat



Nazem Kadri, Calgary Flames
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The Edmonton Oilers either softened up the Nashville Predators or inspired them to be better against the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Not that the Flames will be focusing on their opponent. They have enough to work on internally.

The Flames made a few big mistakes and couldn’t close against the Seattle Kraken despite being up 4-2 in the third period.

Line changes were a hot topic heading into the game, and it looks like they will stay the same for Thursday’s game, too.

Notably, Calgary Flames head coach noted that Jonathan Huberdeau needs to “speed his game up” and people are pouncing on that today. My take is coming but I’ll tease it with this. I have no concerns about Huberdeau’s ability to adjust here.

NHL News, Notes, Trade Rumours and National Hockey Now

Montreal Hockey Now: Kirby Dach is off to a good start with the Montreal Canadiens, but is it sustainable? The numbers tell a very interesting tale.

Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights are off to the best start they have had in franchise history, without their starting goalie in the crease.

NHL: As the Toronto Maple Leafs struggle to get their feet under them, their coach’s job security is the last thing they are thinking about.

Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins won last night in stirring, comeback fashion, but lost defenceman Derek Forbort and, later in the game, goaltender Jeremy Swayman.

Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals lost their third player in as many days as Beck Malenstyn left last night’s contest with an injury.

ESPN: The Arizona Coyotes are loving the crowd energy in the new Mullet Arena. They got a great win last night over the Panthers.

San Jose Hockey Now: Erik Karlsson enters the Norris conversation for the San Jose Sharks with his first career hat-trick. Hard to believe it took this long.

TSN: Calgary Flames saw the Edmonton Oilers rack up seven goals in a win against the Nashville Predators last night. Will the Flames be able to do the same on Thursday night?

Detroit Hockey Now: University of Denver and Detroit Red Wings prospect, Carter Mazur has been named the NCHC Player of the Month.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Here are the problems with the Pens — the fixable ones, and the ones to worry about. Last night, the lack of a shutdown line or defence pairing bit them. The Pittsburgh Penguins issues.

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