Calgary Flames versus New York Rangers
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York
The Flames are back from the All-Star break, and so are a few familiar faces!
We start our line projections from morning skate in the blue paint, with one familiar face making his first start after a ten day break:
Jacob Markstrom was in the starter’s net at morning skate and would be expecting to take to the ice tonight. His last start was a 5-1 loss to Chicago on January 26th, which was his third loss in his last five starts. It’s been a tough year for the netminder, and he’ll look to regain his form here in the second half after some rest time. He comes into tonight’s contest with a 13-13-5 record alongside a 2.86 GAA and .893 Save Percentage.
Another return comes on the blue line instead of the blue paint, as d-man Chris Tanev was activated off Injured Reserve today according to NHL.com and was skating in his old spot on the second pairing with Mackenzie Weegar this morning.
Both Jacob Pelletier and Dennis Gilbert were sent down for the All-Star Break so that they could continue to clock in playing time while the big club wasn’t playing, and were called back up to the Flames on February 5th. Walker Duehr went down as well but has not be re-recalled.
This leaves the current active roster at 23 players.
Barring any major changes when lineups are submitted, they are projected as follows: