Game day

RANDY SPORTAK -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:02 AM ET

COMING IN

The Flames are riding a six-game winning streak, all on the road, which was capped by a 3-1 victory in Columbus on Tuesday. The Flames haven't lost in regulation yet this month -- going 7-0-2 so far.

Dallas lost 3-2 last night to the host Canucks to have its four-game winning streak snapped. Before that, the Stars had a 2-1 shootout victory over the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night to start a three-game swing through Western Canada.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD

Matthew Lombardi scored twice, including the overtime winner, in a 3-2 Calgary win in Dallas two months ago in the first meeting of the year.

Calgary has won three of the last four encounters and the last three at the Saddledome.

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WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- RW Jarome Iginla is riding a five-game spree with eight goals and three assists, while LW Kristian Huselius has a four-game run with five goals and eight helpers.

STARS -- C Mike Modano had a four-game point streak prior to last night's loss.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- C Matthew Lombardi has a couple of assists the last few games, but hasn't scored in the last dozen.

STARS -- LW Jussi Jokinen had no goals in seven games before scoring in Vancouver.

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SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 17.4% (27-155, 16th); Dallas 23.1% (30-130, 4th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 79.4% (24th); Dallas 86.4% (5th).

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INJURIES

FLAMES -- D Rhett Warrener (ankle), RW David Moss (ankle) are out. RW Owen Nolan (neck) missed last game but practised fully yesterday.

STARS -- D Philippe Boucher (shoulder), RW Jere Lehtinen (adomen) are out.

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NOTABLES

Since the beginning of the 2002-03 season, Dallas goalie Marty Turco has a 39-11-3 record with six shutouts vs. Canadian teams, but Mike Smith is expected to start.


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