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RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

A 3-2 loss in Detroit has Calgary on a three-game losing skid. The Flames have dropped six of seven (1-5-1).

After winning two of three to start the season, the Blue Jackets have struggled as badly as Calgary. A 5-3 loss to Colorado Wednesday was the second defeat in a row during a 1-6-0 stretch.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Blue Jackets have given the Flames fits since joining the NHL in 2000-01. Calgary has a 9-10-0-1 mark all-time and only won three of 10 encounters in Ohio.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- Matthew Lombardi has nine points (3-6-9) in eight games.

BLUE JACKETS -- Fredrik Modin has two goals and a helper in the last three games.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- Alex Tanguay has only one goal in eight outings and two on the season.

BLUE JACKETS -- Rick Nash has gone seven games without a goal. His longest NHL drought was eight games in February 2004.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 12.3% (11-65, 23rd); Columbus 15.5% (10-71, 19th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 81.4% (22nd); Columbus 81.5% (21st).

NOTABLES

Calgary reunited Dion Phaneuf and Roman Hamrlik in yesterday's practice, placing Rhett Warrener with Robyn Regehr and Andrei Zyuzin with Andrew Ference.


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