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Game Day

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:19 AM ET

KINGS (17-29-3-3) AT FLAMES (26-17-3-3)

7 P.M., 'DOME

TV: SPORTSNET

RADIO: FAN 960

COMING IN

Calgary returns home after another winless road trip. A shootout loss in Minnesota was followed by an overtime defeat in Chicago, which has the Flames in second spot in the Northwest Division.

The Kings blew a third-period lead in Edmonton and fell 4-3, their eighth loss in nine (1-7-1).

HEAD-TO-HEAD

After dropping the first encounter of the season in L.A., the Flames have responded with victories in the last two meetings, including a 6-4 win at the 'Dome late last month. The Flames have six wins, one loss and two ties in the last nine meetings here.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- Kristian Huselius has run his points streak to a career-best nine games, with six goals and seven assists.

KINGS -- Rookie Patrick O'Sullivan has scored in both games since being summoned after the break.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- Tony Amonte has one goal in 17 games.

KINGS -- Sean Avery hasn't scored in nine games.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 16% (40-250, T-24th); Los Angeles 17% (48-283, 17th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 79.6% (25th); Los Angeles 77.1% (29th).

INJURY REPORT

FLAMES -- Robyn Regehr (illness) is expected to return, while RW Jarome Iginla (knee) skated with the team and is close. RW Chuck Kobasew (arm), RW Darren McCarty (hip), D Richie Regehr (concussion) are out.

KINGS -- G Dan Cloutier (hip surgery), G Mathieu Garon (finger), LW Scott Thornton (wrist) are all out.

NOTABLES

Both Rhett Warrener and Andrew Ference need one point for the 100th of their careers ... The Kings are the only team in the Pacific Division with single-digit road wins.


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