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RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:16 AM ET

5:30 P.M., SPORTSNET/FAN 960

CALGARY FLAMES (11-4-1)

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BUFFALO SABRES (10-4-1)

COMING IN

The Flames have won four straight, which ties their season-best mark. They are coming off a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night. Calgary has surrendered only four goals in this winning streak.

The Northeast Division-leading Sabres are coming off a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night that snapped a two-game losing skid.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This is the only meeting this season. The Flames have won four of the last six meetings overall, but no wins, one shootout loss, one overtime loss, one tie and four losses in the last seven visits to Buffalo. The last victory was March 15, 1996 -- before Jarome Iginla joined the Flames.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 21.8% (12-55, 1th); Buffalo 17.6% (13-74, T-21st).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 82.8% (8th); Buffalo 79.6% (17th).

INJURIES

FLAMES -- None

SABRES -- D Toni Lydman (groin) is day-to-day. G Patrick Lalime (groin) is due back. RW Mike Grier suffered a groin strain against the Oilers.

QUOTE TO NOTE

"(Wednesday) was a day to kick back and let the guys relax and enjoy the day. Today was back to business." -- Flames head coach Brent Sutter, whose charges enjoyed all kinds of fun events, including a touch-football game on Wednesday.


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