Calgary Flames versus Vegas Golden Knights
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Flames go back-to-back in the desert and will swap arid Arizona for the bright lights of Las Vegas. Our projections start in the blue paint, where their netminder will also go back-to-back!
Per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960:
Vladar had a light workload against the Coyotes last night, stopping 11 of only 14 total shots faced. All three goals were scored against him in the middle frame, and he ended the night with a .786 Save Percentage. In his previous start, 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, and it looks like they’ll give him another go despite posting a .792 Save Percentage in that “show me” contest against Detroit and a .786 last night.
Dan carries an overall record of 12-6-4 on the season, alongside an .896 SV% and a Goals Against Average of 2.86
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 and remains in.
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.
Barring any major changes when lineups are submitted, they are projected as follows:
Vladar (starter) Markstrom (backup)