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Tuesday, March 7th (All times eastern)

Nashville Predators (35-19-7) at Calgary Flames (35-18-7), 9 p.m.

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

The Flames, who lead the Northwest Division with 77 points, picked up their most recent win Saturday versus San Jose. Former Sharks goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside all 26 shots he faced and Jarome Iginla scored to lift the Flames to a 2-0 win.

Chris Simon also scored for the Flames, while Daymond Langkow added an assist in the win.

The story was Kiprusoff, however, as he picked up his league-leading seventh shutout of the season and 14th of his career. He stopped 14 first period shots by the Sharks and kept San Jose out of the net on six power-play chances.

Tonight marks the sixth test of a seven-game homestand for the Flames, who are an impressive 22-6-3 as the hosts this season.

The Predators, meanwhile, are coming off a loss in Sunday's game in Edmonton. Chris Pronger's second goal of the game with 43 seconds left in overtime lifted the Oilers to the 3-2 victory.

Scottie Upshall and Paul Kariya tallied goals for the Predators, who have lost two of their last three games. Tomas Vokoun was sharp in net and stopped 39 shots, but still suffered the loss.

The Predators, who are 12-13-6 as the visiting team this season, are playing the second test of a four-game road trip tonight.

Nashville is 2-0 against the Flames this season and is 4-1-1 (1 loss, 1 tie) in the last six encounters.

03/07 10:13:06 ET


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