SUN Hockey Pool

Game day

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:34 AM ET

COMING IN

The Flames powered past visiting Colorado 5-2 Tuesday to break a two-game slide, while the Blue Jackets were shut out 1-0 by the Canucks in Vancouver.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Columbus prevailed at home in a 5-4 shootout in their only other meeting this season, which was G Jamie McLennan's first start.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- LW Kristian Huselius had two helpers against the Avs, bringing his total to seven goals and 11 points in the last 10 games.

BLUE JACKETS -- C Sergei Fedorov had two goals and five points in two games before the shutout loss in Vancouver.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- C Jamie Lundmark has no points in his last nine games, his longest drought of the season.

BLUE JACKETS -- F Rick Nash has just seven goals in 21 games. G Pascal Leclaire's save percentage is .892 in his first year as a starter.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 15.3% (19-124, 21st); Columbus 14.6% (22-151, 24th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 79.1% (27th); Columbus 83.2% (17th).

NOTABLES

LW Eric Nystrom returned to Calgary yesterday but it wasn't for the reason he would have liked. The Flames prospect is in town to visit team doctors. He hurt his shoulder in training camp and may have to go under the knife.


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