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Tuesday, January 13th (All times eastern)

St. Louis Blues (16-22-3) at Calgary Flames (25-12-4), 9:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Flames have been red-hot at home as of late. That has been the case versus the Blues over the last few seasons as well.

Calgary will try to extend a pair of six-game winning streaks tonight in a home test versus St. Louis at Pengrowth Saddledome.

The Flames are 15-4-3 at home this year and have won six straight there. They have also won six in a row at home versus the Blues, having not lost to them as the host since February 5, 2004.

Calgary has also won five straight and 12 of its last 13 versus the Blues overall. That includes a pair of wins this season, with both contests taking place in St. Louis.

Miikka Kiprusoff won both games in net and is 13-3-1 with a 2.32 goals against average lifetime versus the Blues. Jarome Iginla has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in two games versus St. Louis this year and has 20 goals and 36 assists for 56 points in 46 career tests against the Blues.

The Flames wrap a three-game homestand tonight and have won both previous tests by 5-2 scores. They downed San Jose last Tuesday before sending the New York Islanders out of town with a loss on Thursday.

Daymond Langkow had a goal and two assists in the win, giving him six goals and six assists over a 12-game point streak. He also has five goals over his last four games.

Michael Cammalleri, Rene Bourque and Curtis Glencross also scored for Calgary, which has won seven of eight overall and leads the Vancouver Canucks by five points for first place in the Northwest Division. Kiprusoff had 24 saves.

Calgary played without Todd Bertuzzi, who sat out with a back injury that has him questionable for tonight.

The Blues are last in the Western Conference with 35 points and had scored 11 goals over a two-game winning streak before taking a 2-1 loss in Edmonton on Sunday.

Yan Stastny scored the lone goal for the Blues, who have lost eight of their last nine on the road and are 6-13-1 as the visiting team this year. Manny Legace made 26 saves in the loss and is 4-5-0 with a 2.79 GAA versus the Flames in his career, though he has yet to face them this season.

Alexander Steen has four goals and eight assists in 21 games since being acquired from Toronto in a trade, but is questionable for tonight's game due to a foot injury.

01/13 10:47:41 ET


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