After an impressive 82 regular season games and six grueling playoffs, the pressure on the playoffs continued. Calgary Flames (3-3, 1st place, Pacific Division) Coming to the decisive Match 7 on Sunday evening in Saddledome. The Dallas Stars (3-3; 1st wildcard, Western Conference) In the city, hoping to advance to the second round. The Flames are also hoping to advance to the second round. One team will advance, the other team will finish their season.
The festivities begin at 7:30 pm. You can watch the match on National Sportsnet in Canada (with Rick Ball and Greg Millen), ESPN2 in the US (with Bob Wischusen and Brian Boucher), and over the airwaves on Sportsnet 960 The Fan (with Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias)!
Expected lines via Daily Faceoff:
Johnny Goudro – Elias Lindholm – Matthew Tkachuk
Andrew Mangyapan – Michael Backlund – Tyler Toffoli
Dillon Dobby – Cali Jarnrock – Blake Coleman
Milan Lucic – Trevor Lewis – Brett Ritchie
Noah Hanifin – Rasmus Anderson
Oliver Killington – Michael Stone
Nikita Zadorov – Eric Gudbranson
Jacob Markstrom [3-3, 1.52 GAA, .945 SV%] It starts with the grid, powered by Daniel Vladar. The goalkeeper is expected to scratches Adam Wernerblueliner Conor Mackieand the attackers Ryan Carpenter And Adam Rosica. Chris TanevTonight’s status is unclear and we’re guessing he won’t be involved. (He did not participate in the morning skiing.) But we will update as more information becomes available.
When Flames have been good in the series, they have managed to avoid penalty issues, roll their lines with equal force, and generally just play with speed, structure and drive. When they’re not good, it’s similar to playing “good”, but more careless. The level of execution and battle was the primary difference between Flames’ victories and losses in this series.
With the chances of a very good regular season fading tonight, expect Flames to be in top shape. Stay tuned in search of the best Flames players: if they are going to win, the likes of Gaudreau, Lindholm, Tkachuk, Mangiapane, Backlund and Coleman have to be slick.
Expected lines via Daily Faceoff:
Michael Ravel – Rob Hintz – Joe Pavlesky
Jason Robertson – Jimmy Ben – Tyler Seguin
Jacob Peterson – Vladislav Namestnikov – Marian Studenik
Joel Kiviranta – Radek hatched – Denis Guryanov
Ryan Sutter – Miro Heskanen
Issa Lindell – John Klingberg
Joel Hanley – Jani Hakanba
Jake Oettinger [3-3, 1.69 GAA, .954 SV%] It starts with the stars, powered by Scott Wedgwood. The scratches are expected to be a goalkeeper Adam Shelldefensemen Andrei Skira And Thomas Harleyand the attackers Alexander RadulovAnd Thai Delandria And Fredrik Karlstrom. We are working on that assumption luke glendingHis lower body injury keeps him out of this game, but we’ll update as information becomes available.
Give the Dallas Stars credit: They made the Flames work on everything in the series. They have fought. They’re clogged up in the middle of the ice. They did a great job supporting their goalkeeper, as he was their best player and they were able to clear rebounds, knock out opposing players, and do everything they could to help Oettinger succeed. And the main players have played a major role in crucial times – they look at you, Joe PavleskyAnd Jason Robertson And Rob Hintz.
We’ll see if they have enough in the tank to do it again.
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Flames Without Sean Monahan.
Stars without Braden Holtby.
When we last met
The Flames have won two of their three regular season matches – their only loss in extra time – and the two clubs have shared their six games in the series so far.
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