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Thursday 3/21/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



CALGARY (11-12-0-4, 26 pts.) at NASHVILLE (11-13-0-6, 28 pts.)
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Thursday, 3/21/2013 8:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
65CALGARY+125Ov 5,-115+125Ov 5,-120
66NASHVILLE-145Un 5,-105-145Un 5,+100
CALGARY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games11-16-0-5.611-16-5.615-102.927.43.428.1
Team Stats (Road Games)3-9-0-5.63-9-5.66-
Last 5 Games2-3-0-12-3-14-13.421.23.625.6
CALGARY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)27783019281574010.5%962020.8%137
Team Stats (Road Games)12261177103148.3%481020.8%47
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5176380110616.0%17529.4%29
Stats Against (All Games) 912729314575912.0%831922.9%153
Stats Against (Road Games) 431214152234912.3%38718.4%73
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 189360112814.1%9444.4%29
CALGARY - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
LELAND IRVING (All Games)6512811388.3%02-3-1.12-3-0-14-1
LELAND IRVING (Road Games)32665887.9%01-101-1-002-0
LELAND IRVING (Last 4 Games)44938187.1%01-3-2.11-3-0-23-1
HENRIK KARLSSON (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
HENRIK KARLSSON (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)121230626887.6%15-7-2.55-7-0-36-4
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Road Games)441028987.3%11-3-1.71-3-0-21-3
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)441048985.6%12-202-2-003-1
JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)10825522889.4%03-5-23-5-0-24-4
JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)6514312788.8%01-4-2.81-4-0-33-2
JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)43837286.7%00-3-30-3-0-32-1
DANIEL TAYLOR (All Games)22686291.2%11-1+0.11-1-001-1
DANIEL TAYLOR (Road Games)11373389.2%10-1-10-1-0-10-1
DANIEL TAYLOR (Last 4 Games)22686291.2%11-1+0.11-1-001-1

NASHVILLE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games11-19-0-811-19-811-172.325.02.726.8
Team Stats (Home Games)6-6-0-1.46-6-1.44-72.526.21.926.8
Last 5 Games1-4-0-31-4-33-
NASHVILLE Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)3070212024527499.3%941718.1%114
Team Stats (Home Games)12301188303159.5%381026.3%57
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5162680014011.4%15426.7%23
Stats Against (All Games) 812130246780410.1%982222.4%134
Stats Against (Home Games) 23595443227.1%34514.7%35
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 205690212815.6%14321.4%35
NASHVILLE - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CHRIS MASON (All Games)7311810488.1%01-2-0.91-2-0-11-2
CHRIS MASON (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CHRIS MASON (Last 4 Games)40383386.8%00-000-0-000-0
PEKKA RINNE (All Games)282768462491.2%710-17-7.110-17-0-610-15
PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)121232230394.1%46-6-1.46-6-0-14-7
PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)44665380.3%00-4-40-4-0-43-0
Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.25,  NASHVILLE 3.32
CALGARY - Schedule
2/23/2013MINNESOTA3-1W0, -110W5 evU
2/24/2013PHOENIX5-4W0, -110W5.5 unO
2/26/2013at MINNESOTA1-2L0, +135L5 ovU
2/28/2013at COLORADO4-5L0, +105L5.5 unO
3/3/2013VANCOUVER4-2W0, +105W5 ovO
3/6/2013SAN JOSE4-1W0, -130W5 ovP
3/8/2013at ANAHEIM0-4L0, +130L5.5 unU
3/9/2013at LOS ANGELES2-6L0, +175L5 ovO
3/11/2013at LOS ANGELES1-3L0, +175L5 ovU
3/13/2013DETROIT5-2W0, -110W5 ovO
3/15/2013NASHVILLE6-3W0, -145W5 evO
3/18/2013at DALLAS3-4L0, +120L5.5 unO
3/21/2013at NASHVILLE 
3/22/2013at COLUMBUS 
3/24/2013ST LOUIS 
3/26/2013at CHICAGO 
4/1/2013at EDMONTON 

NASHVILLE - Schedule
2/22/2013VANCOUVER0-1L0, -105L5 unU
2/23/2013at DETROIT0-4L0, +105L5 unU
2/25/2013DALLAS5-4W0, -150W5 unO
2/27/2013at ANAHEIM1-5L0, +110L5 evO
3/2/2013at SAN JOSE1-2L0, +125L5 unU
3/4/2013at LOS ANGELES1-5L0, +115L5 unO
3/8/2013EDMONTON6-0W0, -185W5 unO
3/9/2013MINNESOTA1-2L0, -120L5 unU
3/12/2013at DALLAS4-0W0, +105W5 unU
3/14/2013at VANCOUVER4-7L0, +150L5 unO
3/15/2013at CALGARY3-6L0, +125L5 evO
3/17/2013at EDMONTON2-3L0, +100L5 ovP
3/19/2013at COLUMBUS3-4L0, -105L5 unO
3/30/2013at COLORADO 
4/1/2013at CHICAGO 

LAST SEASON: 37-29-16, 90 points. Missed playoffs by finishing ninth in Western Conference.

COACH: Bob Hartley, first season.

ADDED: D Dennis Wideman, LW Jiri Hudler, C Roman Cervenka.

LOST: C Olli Jokinen, RW David Ross, D Scott Hannan, RW Guillaume Desbiens, RW Tom Kostopoulous.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Tanguay, who played for Hartley a decade ago in Colorado, will be more familiar with the coach than his teammates. If he can click on the top line with Jarome Iginla, the Flames may have a puncher's chance.

OUTLOOK: Despite the addition of Cervenka, the Flames should be weak enough on defense to keep G Miikka Kiprusoff busy. If Tanguay and other forwards can click with Iginla, they may have a chance at catching lightning in a bottle, but in a tough division with the formidable Avalanche and Canucks, they would do well to nick the last playoff spot.


LAST SEASON: 48-26-8, 104 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-1 in Western semifinals.

COACH: Barry Trotz, 14th season, all with Predators, 503-424-60.

ADDED: D Scott Hannan, G Chris Mason. Re-signed forwards Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad to multi-year deals along with D Hal Gill and Kevin Klein.

LOST: D Ryan Suter, F Jordin Tootoo, D Francis Bouillon, F Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.

PLAYER TO WATCH: D Roman Josi. The Predators will start pairing the 22-year-old defenseman with captain Shea Weber trying to replace Suter, who averaged a team-high 26 minutes and 30 seconds of ice time per game last season. Josi averaged 18:23 with the Predators going 34-15-3 with him in the lineup last season and 14-11-5 without him.

OUTLOOK: With Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne now signed through the next six years, the Predators believe that core and youth has them primed to build on consecutive trips to the Western Conference semifinals and get them to the Stanley Cup.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-NASHVILLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Flames-Predators Preview* ==========================


Calgary (11-12-4) at Nashville (11-13-6), 8:00 p.m. EDT

Less than a week ago, Calgary soundly beat the Nashville Predators to extend its longest home winning stretch of the season.

Based on the way the Flames have played on the road, they'd settle for any margin of victory in the teams' next meeting.

The Flames look to avoid their first eight-game road skid in 13 years while trying to hand the Predators a season-high fifth consecutive defeat Thursday night.

Calgary (11-12-4) owns a 27-13 scoring advantage during a home winning streak that reached six games with a 6-3 win over Nashville on Friday. The Flames, however, followed by opening a three-game trip with a 4-3 loss at Dallas on Monday.

Outscored 28-11 during an 0-6-1 road slide, Calgary has not lost eight straight away from home since Jan. 26-Feb. 16, 2000.

"We've got to find a way to get some points on the road," said center Matt Stajan, who has nine points in the last six at home but two assists in the last seven road contests. "That's all we can do now."

Calgary fell behind 3-0 at Dallas, the fourth straight road game it has allowed the first goal.

"You've got to find a way," Flames backup goaltender Joey McDonald said. "It seems like on the road we start slow and it takes time to get going. At home we have the energy, we have the crowd behind us. I don't know what it is."

MacDonald made 20 saves in place of Miikka Kiprusoff, who is expected back after missing Monday's game for the birth of his child.

Kiprusoff wasn't totally sharp while facing 20 shots Friday against the Predators (11-13-6), but the Flames jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Curtis Glencross had a hat trick, but Monday recorded only his third assist and fourth point in 10 road games this season.

Nashville has won the last two home meetings with Calgary, but opens a four-game stay at Bridgestone Arena trying to avoid its first five-game slide since Dec. 18-28, 2010. Two points ahead of the Flames in the Western Conference, the Predators have dropped 12 of 16 and find themselves in a fight to make the playoffs for a fourth straight season.

"We're putting ourselves in real bad positions and we're not making it easy," defenseman Shea Weber said. "It's just tough."

Gabriel Bourque recorded his team-leading 10th goal and Weber added two assists as Nashville concluded a 1-4-0 trip with a 4-3 loss at Columbus on Tuesday. The Predators opened the trek with a 4-0 win at Dallas on March 12, but were outscored 20-12 in the last four.

Though Nashville has been plagued by injuries to key forwards Colin Wilson, Patric Hornqvist, Paul Gaustad and defensemen Hal Gill and Scott Hannan, coach Barry Trotz won't make excuses for those healthy enough to play.

"We've got to play good defensively," he said. "We've got to sort that out and go from there. Some guys, I'm not happy with their game. They've got to give us more. That's the part that bothers me."

Pekka Rinne has a 5.22 goals-against average while going 0-2-0 in the last four games. He was pulled in two of those, including Friday when he allowed goals on the first two shots he faced.

Rinne, however, is 6-2-4 with a 1.54 GAA at home in 2013.

Bourque has six goals in nine games, including one against Calgary.

Last Updated: 4/25/2018 3:40:59 AM EST

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