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USA TODAY Sports

9:30p ET, Scotiabank Saddledome

Calgary, AB

TV: Fox Sports Detroit Plus, TSN

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Flames Blogs: Matchsticks and Gasoline

Detroit Red Wings Tickets

The Expected Lineup

Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Justin Abdelkader

Johan Franzen - Valtteri Filppula - Daniel Cleary

Gustav Nyquist - Joakim Andersson - Damien Brunner

Drew Miller - Cory Emmerton - Patrick Eaves/Jordin Tootoo

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Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson

Brendan Smith - Kyle Quincey

Danny DeKeyser - Jakub Kindl

Brian Lashoff - Carlo Colaiacovo

*

Jimmy Howard (starting)

Jonas Gustavsson

Scratches: Ian White and friends

Injuries: Mikael Samuelsson (upper body), Todd Bertuzzi (back) and Darren Helm (back)

RED WINGS THE MATCH-UP FLAMES
20-15-7 (47 pts; 8th in West) Record 16-22-4 (36 pts; 14th in West)
2.48 (20th in NHL) Goals Per Game 2.69 (13th in NHL)
2.45 (10th) Goals Against Per Game 3.38 (29th)
18.1% (15th) Power Play % 19.6% (10th)
80.6% (20th) Penalty Kill % 80.2% (21st)
Pavel Datsyuk (13 goals) Goal Leader Curtis Glencross (15 goals)
Pavel Datsyuk (41 points) Points Leader 2 tied with 28 points

  • The Red Wings are 68-64-16-1 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time against the Calgary Flames.
  • Calgary has won 2 of it's last 3 games and is 2-0-0 against the Wings this season.
  • The Wings are 0-3-1 on Wednesdays this season.
  • The last time these two teams met was March 13. Gustavsson was a disaster. Kronwall and Filppula scored for the Wings
  • Detroit is 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. Calgary is 3-7-0
  • Howard is 7-4-0 with a 2.63 GAA and .905 SV% in 11 career regular starts against the Flames.
Prediction: Detroit wins 3-1.


Let's Go Red Wings.