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RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:19 AM ET

CALGARY FLAMES AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS

TONIGHT AT 6 P.M., TV: PAY-PER-VIEW, RADIO: FAN 960

SUN THREE STARS:

A 2-1 shootout loss to Edmonton Friday snapped the Flames' modest two-game winning streak. That said, Calgary is still among the hottest teams in November, posting a 10-1-1 record this month.

A 3-1 loss to Dallas Saturday snapped Nashville's five-game home winning streak. The Predators have won six of their last eight games.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Trips to Music City, U.S.A., have not been kind to the Flames over the years. The Flames have only two wins in the last 10 outings there (2-7-1). Calgary's record in the all-time series sits at 10-10-4-1. They'll meet three more times this season.

WHO'S HOT:

FLAMES -- Marcus Nilson isn't known for his offensive play but does have a three-game point streak (1-2-3).

PREDATORS -- After netting only three points in his first 14 games, defenceman Marek Zidlicky has one goal and six assists in a four-game point streak.

WHO'S NOT:

FLAMES -- Shean Donovan's goal-scoring skid now sits at 22 games. The 18-goal scorer from 2003-04 only has one assist in that span.

PREDATORS -- David Legwand has only one goal in his last 13 games.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 15.4% (24-155, 22nd); Nashville 18.6% (25-134, 12th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.8% (22nd); Nashville 86% (4th).

INJURIES:

FLAMES -- C Matthew Lombardi (ankle) is inching closer to a return but won't play yet.

PREDATORS -- RW Scott Walker (abdomen) and C Scott Nichol (foot) are out. C Greg Johnson and D Danny Markov are both day-to-day with groin injuries.

NOTABLES:

A Flames win would tie a franchise record for most victories in a calender month. The 1990-91 edition won 11 games in March of that season ... The Predators have been outshot in 15 of 21 games this season. In that was a 12-game stretch of surrendering more shots on goal. They are allowing an average of 32.7 shots per game. The Flames allow an average of 26.6 shots.


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