SUN Hockey Pool

Game Day

RANDY SPORTAK, CALGARY SUN

, Last Updated: 8:58 AM ET

COMING IN

A 7-3 thrashing of the Colorado Avalanche Thursday gives the Flames a four-game winning streak, with three-and-a-half of those contests played without Jarome Iginla.

The Oilers headed into last night's home game against the Minnesota Wild coming off a 3-2 win in San Jose and riding a two-game winning streak.

head-to-head

It's been a homer series so far in the Battle of Alberta. Calgary has won both games at the 'Dome, while the Oilers have won both games in Edmonton. Against their rivals, the Flames have won three in a row at home and are 7-0-2 in the last nine in Calgary.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- Daymond Langkow is coming off his second four-point game of the season -- third of his career --and has seven points (3-4-7) in a four-game streak.

OILERS -- Ales Hemsky's five-game points tear before facing the Wild included two goals and five assists.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- F Jeff Friesen and F Jamie Lundmark haven't scored yet this season.

OILERS -- Marty Reasoner has no goals in 20 games, while Joffrey Lupul has tallied once in eight games.

NOTABLE

The Flames have moved up to sixth in the NHL in goals per game at 3.14. They're also sixth in goals against (2.55). Only the Anaheim Ducks are also top six in both categories.


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