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RANDY SPORTAK

, Last Updated: 7:54 AM ET

CAPITALS (3-3-4) AT FLAMES (3-5-1)

7 P.M., 'DOME

TV: SPORTSNET

RADIO: FAN960

COMING IN:

A 3-2 loss -- which flattered the Flames -- against Nashville Saturday night prevented Calgary from winning consecutive games for the first time this season. Life isn't so rosy right now for the Caps, either. They were beaten 4-0 in Edmonton -- a score that actually flattered the Oilers -- on the heels of an overtime loss to Vancouver. Washington is 1-2-2 in its last five, with only two victories in eight outings.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Not a lot of recent history between the Flames and Caps. The last meeting was Jan. 14, 2004 in Washington, a 3-3 draw. The last time they met in Calgary was in the 2002-03 season, which the Capitals won 4-1.

WHO'S HOT:

FLAMES -- Matthew Lombardi has run his point-scoring streak to six games, a spell in which he's netted three goals and five assists.

CAPITALS -- Alexander Ovechkin had a four-game goal and point streak (4-2-6) snapped Saturday night in Edmonton.

WHO'S NOT:

FLAMES -- Jeff Friesen and Jamie Lundmark are still looking for their first goals.

CAPITALS -- Richard Zednik's return to Washington hasn't gone too well so far. He has no goals, three assists and is a minus-5 on the season.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 12.3% (7-57, T-23rd); Washington 16.7% (9-54, 15th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 81.4% (20th); Washington 80.3% (23rd).

INJURY REPORT:

FLAMES -- C Stephane Yelle (ankle) and LW Eric Nystrom (shoulder) are out.

CAPITALS -- None.

NOTABLE:

Calgary D Dion Phaneuf took part in yesterday's practice after missing the Nashville game due to the flu. He is optimistic he'll feel strong enough to play tonight.


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