SUN Hockey Pool

Game Day

RANDY SPORTAK -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:25 AM ET

COMING IN

Calgary won the second installment of its three-game set with the Avs, 5-2 Saturday night at the Saddledome. The Flames won two of three in their homestand. They've lost five-straight on the road (0-2-3).

Colorado went on to Vancouver and lost 5-4, and now sits nine points back of a playoff spot.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Here comes the rubber match in the three-games-in-six days for the Flames and Avs. The Flames have taken six of the last seven games against Colorado. At Denver, the Flames won the only meeting so far this season, 7-3, with three more to come at the Pepsi Center counting tonight.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- Jarome Iginla is heating up, with four goals and four assists in his last four.

AVALANCHE -- Joe Sakic (5-10-15) and rookie Paul Stastny (5-5-10) have eight-game point streaks on the go.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- Marcus Nilson was a healthy scratch last game, having gone 34 games without a goal.

AVALANCHE -- Marek Svatos was returned to the lineup in Vancouver after missing three games as a healthy scratch and did nothing, having now scored only two goals in 26 games.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 17.9% (54-301, 13th); Colorado 19.9% (55-277, 6th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.6% (23rd); Colorado 80.4% (25th).

INJURIES

FLAMES -- RW David Moss (face/head) didn't practice and didn't leave with the team for the trip. LW Alex Tanguay didn't practice yesterday but said he's good to go. RW Darren McCarty (sports hernia) and D Richie Regehr (concussion) are out.

AVALANCHE -- D Jordan Leopold (wrist) and LW Wojtek Wolski (concussion) didn't play in Vancouver. C Pierre Turgeon (calf) is out indefinitely and D Patrice Brisebois (back) is out for the season.


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