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Storm Chasing: Flames-Carolina Preview, Notes, How to Watch



Elias Lindholm

The Calgary Flames will attempt to right the ship against a Carolina Hurricanes team that has also found themselves in the losing column early in December. With both teams trying to prevent a third consecutive loss, the goals and between-whistle interactions may be trending towards a more blue collar theme after the drop of the puck. Here is everything you need to know.

Calgary Flames (10-12-3, 23 pts) vs Carolina Hurricanes (14-10-1, 29pts)  

Time: 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.   

TV: Sportsnet One, Sportsnet West, TNT, MAX

Flames Game Day Hits 

-Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in goals (7) and points (17) in 25 games played.   

-Jonathan Huberdeau and Nazem Kadri are tied for lead in assists (11). 

-Dustin Wolf is expected to get the start. Wolf is 0-2-0 with a 3.66 GAA and a .882 save percentage.    

Pospisil back 

24-year-old Martin Pospisil will re-enter the lineup after sitting out Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild. The Slovakian speedster had gone pointless for seven games after putting up five points in his first seven. 

A sour note

The Calgary Flames will be doing their best to forget about the loss to Minnesota. Aside from a strong effort from rookie Connor Zary, there weren’t any positives to take away from the effort.  

Tired opposition 

Carolina is playing the second half of an Alberta back-to-back tonight after losing 6-1 to the Edmonton Oilers last night. Another loss tonight would make it three in a row for Rod Brind’Amour’s group – something that has only happened once this season. The Hurricanes lost consecutive games to Seattle, Colorado and Tampa Bay Oct. 19-24.

Western Conference 

According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the belief among league executives is Flames owner Murray Edwards is in “no hurry” to help Brad Treliving and the Leafs pursue a trade for Chris Tanev. 

Evan Rowel provides an injury update on the playoff-contending Avalanche. Calgary plays Colorado next Monday. 

A chicken nugget was thrown on the ice during an ECHL game. Kirill Tyutyayev received a 10-minute misconduct for shooting it back over the glass.  

Eastern Conference 

The Devils are in the market for a “stabilizing defenseman”. James Nichols has more. 

An emerging group of youth on the blue line is providing trade flexibility for the Montreal Canadiens. 

Andrew Fantucchio provides a view from the losing side of Monday’s 5-4 overtime comeback by the Sharks over the Islanders.  

Calgary Flames Projected Lineup 










Carolina Hurricanes Projected Lineup 

Bunting – Aho – Jarvis 

Svechnikov – Kotkaniemi – Teravainen 

Martinook – Staal – Fast 

Noesen – Drury – Necas 

Slavin – Burns 

Skjei – Pesce 

Orlov – Chatfield