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Saturday, March 18th (All times eastern)

Calgary Flames (37-20-8) at Nashville Predators (39-19-8), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Nashville Predators aim for their third consecutive victory tonight, as they welcome the Calgary Flames to the Gaylord Entertainment Center.

Nashville goaltender Tomas Vokoun stopped all 24 shots he faced, as the Predators defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-0, on Thursday. It was the second straight shutout for both Vokoun and the Predators. He also stopped 31 shots in a 5-0 victory over Vancouver on Tuesday.

Darcy Hordichuk and Adam Hall each scored for the Predators, who set a new franchise record with their 39th win of the season.

Nashville has 86 points and is currently fourth in the Western Conference postseason standings.

The Predators, who are 25-6-1 at home this year, are playing the third portion of a four-game homestand tonight. They will close out the stretch Monday against St. Louis.

The Flames, meanwhile, are coming off Thursday's overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Shawn Horcoff scored 3:04 into the extra session to lead Edmonton to the 3-2 victory at Rexall Place.

Matthew Lombardi and Mike LeClerc scored goals for the Flames, who have dropped two of their last three games and are just two points ahead of Colorado for first place in the Northwest Division. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 25 shots in the loss.

Calgary is playing the second test of a seven-game road trip tonight. The Flames are 13-13-5 as the visiting club this season.

The Predators are 3-0 against Calgary this year and is 6-1-3 (1 loss, 3 ties) in the last 10 encounters.

03/18 10:51:17 ET

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