SUN Hockey Pool

Game Day

RANDY SPORTAK

, Last Updated: 8:21 AM ET

TONIGHT, 8 P.M. SADDLEDOME TV: CBC/RADIO: FAN 960

COMING IN

By dropping the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 Thursday, the Flames have put together a four-game run with points (3-0-1). Edmonton ended a four-game losing skid that same night by beating Phoenix 4-2.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Calgary won five of the eight encounters in the Battle of Alberta last year, including three of the four at the Saddledome. In the last 10 home-ice clashes with their provincial rivals, the Flames have a 7-1-2 record.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- C Daymond Langkow is coming off his third two-goal game of the season and is tied for the league lead with seven tallies.

OILERS -- RW Raffi Torres is coming off a two-goal performance and has three tallies in three games.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- RW Owen Nolan is still looking for his first goal as a Flame and has only one assist.

OILERS -- RW Dustin Penner has one goal and one assist so far this season.

NEW OILERS

C Andrew Cogliano, C Sam Gagner, LW Geoff Sanderson, RW Dustin Penner, D Sheldon Souray, D Joni Pitkanen.

THE DEPARTED

RW Petr Sykora, RW Joffrey Lupul, C Toby Petersen, D Daniel Tjarnqvist, D Jason Smith, D Ladislav Smid.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 20% (6-30, T-12th); Edmonton 3.7% (1-27, 30th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 70.7% (28th); Edmonton 81.5% (T-16th).

INJURIES

FLAMES -- None

OILERS -- LW Ethan Moreau (foot) and D Sheldon Souray (shoulder) are out.

NOTABLES

C Andrew Cogliano leads all NHL rookies with six points (2-4-6) while Sam Gagner has four points (0-4-4) ... The Flames are yet to play a game without surrendering a powerplay goal to the opposition.


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