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Calgary Flames versus Seattle Kraken

Climate Pledge Arena

Seattle, Washington

The Flames are coming off what might be their worst, and therefore most embrassing, loss of the season. They’ll have no time to pout about it, as they’re back at it again tonight on the road in the Emerald City.

We’ll start our line projections in the crease where with Jacob Markstrom starting last night, and not looking good in the process, we’ll expect Dan Vladar to get the nod tonight.

In his last start, Vladar stopped 22 of 25 in an OTW against Johnny Gaudreau’s Blue Jackets. He’s now raised his record to 10-4-4 alongside a .904 Save Percentage and 2.75 GAA. Vladar has won his last four straight starts, and this’ll be his fifth in the last eight games for the Flames.

After the Hockey Day In Canada post-game hullabaloo of his NHL debut, Jakob Pelletier will stay in the lineup for his third straight game despite any uproar of dismissal from his head coach.

Pelletier was the Flames 26th overall selection at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He has 34 points in 31 games with the Wranglers, currently surpassing the near-PPG pace he had last year with the Stockton Heat. He clocks in at 5’9” and 160 pounds but his size isn’t limiting his usage, as he’ll now have more appearances than previous undersized callup Matthew Phillips, who only saw two NHL games of action.

There was a ton of line juggling last night as the game wore on, likely a shake-up response to the team’s abysmal effort. We would expect lines to revert to where they were prior to the loss, when the team was at least managing to hang-on in games. Although with Coach Sutter you never know and warmups might show us more tonight.

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: Pelletier-Lewis-Duehr

D1: Hanifin-Andersson

D2: Zadorov-Weegar

D3: Mackey-Stone

GOALTENDERS: Vladar (starter), Markstrom (backup)

by MilhouseFirehouse