SUN Hockey Pool

Game Day

RANDY SPORTAK -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:50 AM ET

TONIGHT, 7 P.M. SADDLEDOME TV: PPV RADIO:FAN960

CALGARY FLAMES (29-17-6)

CHICAGO 'HAWKS (19-26-7)

COMING IN

Saturday night's 4-3 win over Vancouver was Calgary's third straight. The Flames are 5-0-2 in their last seven and have only three regulation-time defeats in 18 outings (12-3-3).

Chicago had a modest two-game winning streak snapped with a 4-2 loss Saturday night in San Jose. The Blackhawks are 2-9-2 in their last 13.

COMING IN

The Blackhawks snapped a 10-game losing skid by beating Calgary 4-3 in overtime late last month. Calgary won the first of four meetings this season, 4-1 at home.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- Kristian Huselius is on a 12-game point streak (8-10-18), Alex Tanguay has eight points in four games (2-6-8) and Jeff Friesen has a three-game assist streak.

BLACKHAWKS -- Tuomo Ruutu had a goal and an assist in the San Jose loss, putting him on a four-game point streak (1-5-6).

WHO'S NOT:

FLAMES -- Roman Hamrlik has only one assist in the last nine games.

BLACKHAWKS -- Radim Vrbata hasn't scored in 17 games and has one tally in 23 clashes.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 16.6% (45-271, 19th); Chicago 10.9% (27-248, 30th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.3% (24th); Chicago 83.3% (12th).

INJURIES:

FLAMES -- Rhett Warrener (arm) and Stephane Yelle (foot) are listed day-to-day. Warrener said he was "questionable" for tonight's game. Chuck Kobasew (elbow), Darren McCarty (hip) and Richie Regehr (concussion) are out.

BLACKHAWKS -- Michal Handzus (knee) and Jim Vandermeer (leg) are out.

NOTABLES:

The Flames franchise record for home wins is 32. This season, they've won 22 (22-5-0), with 14 games remaining at the Saddledome ... Calgary's penalty killers have been perfect the last two games.


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