SUN Hockey Pool

Game Day

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:54 AM ET

TONIGHT, 6 P.M. GAYLORD ENT. CENTER TV: SPORTSNET/RADIO: FAN 960

NASHVILLE PREDATORS (44-18-6)

CALGARY FLAMES (36-21-9)

COMING IN

The Flames came back from two down against the Blues Tuesday night to earn a 4-2 win at St. Louis. Combined with Saturday's win in Edmonton, Calgary earned its first set of back-to-back road victories since Nov. 11, the only such effort all season without a home date in between.

Nashville maintained its divisional and Western Conference lead over the Red Wings but the gap was narrowed to a single point as the Wings won 4-3 in a shootout over the Predators in Detroit.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Preds have been feasting on the Flames since the pre-lockout days. Calgary has dropped the last seven contests between the two and is winless in eight -- its only salvation a 4-4 tie way back in March 2004.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- The line of C Craig Conroy (2 goals, 1 assist), LW Alex Tanguay (1 goal, 1 assist) and RW Jarome Iginla (3 assists) combined for eight points in Tuesday's win.

PREDATORS -- LW Paul Kariya has five goals and three assists in his last six games.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- C Matthew Lombardi was benched for the entire second period Tuesday after taking a penalty late in the first. He finished with 5:58 of ice time.

PREDATORS -- C David Legwand is having a career year but has managed just one assist in his past three games on top of a minus-1 rating.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 18.6% (62-334, 9th); Nashville 17.7% (61-345, 19th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.7% (23rd); Nashville 84.7% (5th).

NOTABLES

With a win over Nashville tonight, Miikka Kiprusoff would earn his 100th win as a Flame ... Tony Amonte is three points shy of 900 ... With an assist Tuesday on Alex Tanguay's powerplay goal, Roman Hamrlik is just three away from 500 points.


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