Calgary Flames versus Arizona Coyotes
The Flames are kicking off a three game road trip after wrapping up a three game home stand, and it’ll start tonight in the desert.
Looks like we’ll get a swap in the blue paint as Dan Vladar was in the starter’s net at morning skate.
When we last saw him Vladar allowed five goals on twenty-four shots in an ugly loss to the rebuilding Red Wings last week, which was his second loss in as many starts. Dan was expected to get his shot at starting a few more games due to Jacob Markstrom’s continuing struggles, but that seems up in the air after he posted a .792 Save Percentage in that “show me” contest. On the season he’s packing a .901 Save Percentage and 2.84 Goals Against Average, with an overall record of 11-6-4.
Rasmus Andersson was day-to-day after his traffic accident suffered in Detroit. Injuries sustained caused him to miss three straight games, and Dennis Gilbert had subbed in for him since the injury. Rasmus made his return in the Detroit rematch game on February 16th.
Gilbert, meanwhile, has been swapped back in for Michael Stone since February 20th, as Stone was placed in Injured Reserve for an undisclosed LBI the following day. Walker Duehr was called up at the same time, and skated on the fourth line at morning skate today.
Connor Mackey was subbing in and out at morning skate, suggesting the team might look at dressing seven defensemen and only eleven forwards tonight. We’ll know more at puck drop.
Barring any major changes when lineups are submitted, they are projected as follows:
Vladar (starter) Markstrom (backup)