NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
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
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