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RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:33 AM ET

CALGARY FLAMES (3-6-1) AT DETROIT RED WINGS (6-4-0-1)

5:30 P.M., JOE LOUIS ARENA

TV: NONE

RADIO: FAN 960

COMING IN

FLAMES -- A 4-2 home loss to the Washington Capitals Monday night leaves Calgary with one win in six games.

RED WINGS -- Victories over San Jose, Dallas and St. Louis have the Red Wings on a three-game winning streak.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Could a clash with the Wings be the right tonic for the Flames? Last year, Calgary posted a 2-1-1 mark against the President's Trophy winners.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- Jarome Iginla is off to one of the best starts of his career, with six goals and five assists in 11 games.

RED WINGS -- Tomas Holmstrom is coming off back-to-back two-point games.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- Jeff Friesen is searching for his first goal and only his second point of the season.

RED WINGS -- Surprisingly, Henrik Zetterberg has only three points (2-1-3) through the first 11 games.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 11.3% (7-62, 25th); Detroit 10.5% (6-57, T-26th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 81.2% (21st); Detroit 77.1% (26th).

INJURY REPORT

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

RED WINGS -- Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder) is expected to return tonight. Brad Norton (shoulder) is closer but not yet ready.


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