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Flames, Red Wings look-ahead

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:56 AM ET

CALGARY FLAMES (7-3-1)

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DETROIT RED WINGS (4-4-3)

COMING IN

The Flames suffered their second home loss of the season in a confusing 3-2 decision with the Northwest Division-leading Colorado Avalanche Wednesday. Outshooting the Avs 32-14, the Flames couldn't solve G Craig Anderson after scoring twice in the first 70 seconds. Meanwhile, the Red Wings battled back from a 5-1 deficit Thursday night in Edmonton to earn a point in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Oilers.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This is the first of four meetings this season. They split the series a year ago, with each club winning once at home and once on the road. Two of the games went to extra time, as both teams finished with 2-1-1 records. The Red Wings have a 9-6-1 advantage since the lockout.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 29.4% (10-34, T-2nd); Detroit 24.0% (12-50, 9th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 77.3% (20th); Detroit 71.4% (27th).

INJURIES

CALGARY -- None.

DETROIT -- C Valtteri Filppula (wrist), C Johan Franzen (knee), and D Andreas Lilja (concussion) are out.

QUOTE OF NOTE

It was 26 years ago yesterday the Sutters snapped a record for most brothers participating in an NHL game. Flames head coach Brent Sutter suited up with brother Duane for the New York Islanders. Twins Ron and Rich dressed for the Philadelphia Flyers.

"Mom was praying for a tie," Brent said yesterday. "And dad was praying for somebody to get a s--tkicking."


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