NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Monday, November 7th
(All times eastern)
Vancouver Canucks (10-3-2) at Calgary Flames (7-7-2), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames hope to keep their renewed momentum
going tonight when they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to the Saddledome for
the second portion of a two-game set.
Calgary was 0-2-1 in its previous three games and had only four victories
overall. The Flames have defeated Minnesota, Columbus and the Canucks during
their current streak. On Saturday, Miikka Kiprusoff made 23 saves for his
third shutout of the season and Marcus Nilson scored the lone goal, as the
Flames earned a 1-0 victory over the Canucks at the Saddledome.
Kiprusoff stopped six shots in the first period and 11 in the second, then
turned aside six more in the third to complete his 10th career shutout. He is
tied with Ottawa's Dominik Hasek for the league lead in shutouts this season.
The Flames improved to a stellar 5-1-1 on home ice.
Calgary finishes a four-game home set tonight and will visit Phoenix on
Vancouver, meanwhile, had a two-game winning streak ended in Saturday's loss,
and has dropped three of its last five games (2-2-1). The Canucks finished 0-
for-7 on the power play on Saturday, including three squandered chances in the
Canucks goaltender Alex Auld finished with 26 saves in the loss. Auld has been
pressed into action while regular starter Dan Cloutier recovers from a
Vancouver, which is only 3-3-2 on the road, will host Colorado on Thursday.
The Canucks are 7-0-0 at home.
The road team is 11-2-3 in the last 16 meetings between the Canucks and
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