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Calgary Flames versus St. Louis Blues

Enterprise Center

St. Louis, Missouri

The Flames started their five-game road off by tripping over their own skates and dropping a 4-3 OT decision in Chicago on Sunday, and the poor start continued by blowing a two-goal lead for another 4-3 OT loss on Tuesday against the Blues. The teams will rematch tonight, with the desperate Flames needing to hold off the Blues in the standings. This is Calgary’s second two-game road series after they had two stops in San Jose back in December. Despite some struggles this year, the Blues have now won four of their last five.

We start in the crease for tonight’s lineups, where we’ll get a swap for tonight’s rematch:

Per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960:

Vladar will be making his first start of 2023, after Jacob Markstrom made five straight appearances in the starting lineup. In his last appearance, Vladar stopped 29 shots against the Kraken for a 3-2 win. He came in relief of Markstrom on Sunday against Chicago and was charged with that OTL. Vladar packs a 2.76 GAA alongside a .906 Save Percentage with his overall 6-4-4 record.

In other recent roster news, Dennis Gilbert and Radim Zohorna were sent back down to the AHL as of December 29th, but Zohorna was recalled one day later on December 30th. Other Wranglers making the trip down the hallway are Walker Duehr and Jakob Pelletier who were recalled on January 7th. This leaves the active roster at 23 for the time being.

Duehr skated on the fourth line at Monday practice and made his season debut January 10th. He is 6’2” weighing 210 pounds and has 10 goals and 6 assists in 31 AHL games this season alongside 20 PIMs. He was on-pace to break a previous AHL career high of 23 points in 59 games. He has played one game on the Flames side previously, back in the 2021-22 campaign.

Lineup Looks:


Barring any major changes when lineups are submitted, they are projected as follows:

FORWARD 1: Dube-Lindholm-Toffoli

FORWARD 2: Lucic-Kadri-Huberdeau

FORWARD 3: Mangiapane-Backlund-Coleman

FORWARD 4: Lewis-Ruzicka-Duehr

D1: Hanifin-Andersson

D2: Tanev-Weegar

D3: Zadorov-Stone

GOALTENDERS: Vladar (starter), MArkstrom (backup)

by MilhouseFirehouse