SUN Hockey Pool

Game Day

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:11 AM ET

TONIGHT, 7 P.M. AT PEPSI CENTER TV: TSN/RADIO: FAN960

CALGARY FLAMES (37-22-10)

COLORADO AVALANCHE (34-29-6)

COMING IN

The Flames gave up a two-goal lead in the third period but killed off a penalty in overtime to force a shootout to come away with a 5-4 win for a valuable extra point Monday night. Miikka Kiprusoff was especially strong in the shootout to earn his 100th win as a Flame.

Colorado is 10 points behind Calgary in the standings and clinging to hope for that final playoff seed in the Western Conference. The Avs fell 3-2 in overtime against the Wild in Minnesota Sunday to snap a season-high five-game winning streak.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The two met three times last month but the Avalanche had the upper hand with a pair of wins, one at the 'Dome and another at home a few days later. The Flames hold a 3-2 edge on the year and will close out their regular season in Colorado April 8.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- LW Kristian Huselius had a goal, his 30th of the season, and three assists to pace the Flames Monday.

AVALANCHE -- C Paul Stastny is looking to extend his new NHL rookie record 18-game point streak.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- C Stephane Yelle was an uncharacteristic minus-3 Monday night and linemate Jeff Friesen was minus-2.

AVALANCHE -- C Joe Sakic has no goals and two assists in the last six games.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 18.4% (64-347, 10th); Colorado 20.9% (65-311, 4th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.6% (23rd); Colorado 80.6% (24th).

INJURIES

FLAMES -- C Craig Conroy (upper body), RW Darren McCarty (hernia) and D Richie Regehr (concussion) are out.

AVALANCHE -- D Patrice Brisebois (back surgery), D Jordan Leopold (wrist) and C Pierre Turgeon (calf) are out. Karlis Skrastins (sprained knee) and RW Marek Svatos (groin) are questionable.


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