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Calgary Flames @ Montreal Canadiens

Centre Bell

Montreal, Quebec

There’s all kinds of last minute fun being had at warmups tonight, with a few players coming in and out and some re-arranging happening with the forward groups.

We’ll start in the blue paint, where the first swap will be.

Per Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun:

Markstrom will get the start after yielding the net back to Dan Vladar for one game. His last start was Friday against the Blue Jackets, where Markstrom allowed the first goal on the first shot but went on to stop 24 of 26 in a losing effort. He’s overall lost his past three straight starts, and comes into tonight with an 8-72 record alongside a 2.93 GAA and .891 Save Percentage.

Additionally, Mackenzie Weegar did not skate this morning due to non-COVID illness, and Elias Lindholm did not take warmup for an upper body issue. It also looks like Milan Lucic will set for his second straight contest.

Mikael Backlund took line rushes cycled up into Lindholm’s spot on the top line, while Radim Zohorna, Adam Ruzicka and Matthew Phillips look to form an all-Wranglers third line tonight.

Connor Mackey will factor back in to the lineup for the first time in a month since November 12th against Winnipeg, and will grab Weegar’s spot. Brett Ritchie comes in to fill the Lindholm space.

Lineup Looks:









Markstrom (starter), Vladar (backup)

by MilhouseFirehouse