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Tuesday, November 28th (All times eastern)

Colorado Avalanche (11-10-2) at Calgary Flames (10-10-2), 9 p.m.

(Sports Network) - A pair of Northwest Division rivals clash tonight in Calgary, as the Flames host the Colorado Avalanche at the Saddledome.

The Flames are currently last in the division with 22 points, but are just five behind Edmonton and Minnesota for first place. The Avalanche are in third with 24 points.

Calgary is in the midst of a two-game losing streak after dropping both games on a brief two-game road trip. The most recent setback came Sunday night in Anaheim as the Ducks posted a 5-3 win over the Flames at the Honda Center. Teemu Selanne scored a pair of goals to lead the Ducks.

Kristian Huselius had two goals for the Flames, who have lost three of four. Jamie McLennan made 34 saves for Calgary.

Tonight kicks of a three-game homestand for the Flames, who are 7-3-0 as the host club this season.

Meanwhile, the Avalanche have been victorious in back-to-back tests and will try tonight for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Colorado was in action Saturday and beat the visiting Vancouver Canucks, 4-1. Rookie Wojtek Wolski scored a goal and had three assists to lead the Avalanche at the Pepsi Center.

Fellow rookie Paul Stastny added a goal and two assists while Jose Theodore made 28 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four of their last five overall.

The Avalanche, who are 5-4-1 on the road this year, are beginning a three-game swing tonight.

This is the first meeting of the season between the Flames and Avalanche. Calgary has won three straight, five of seven and seven of the last 10 encounters.

11/28 10:31:52 ET

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