A 3-2 loss in Detroit has Calgary on a three-game losing skid. The Flames have dropped six of seven (1-5-1).
After winning two of three to start the season, the Blue Jackets have struggled as badly as Calgary. A 5-3 loss to Colorado Wednesday was the second defeat in a row during a 1-6-0 stretch.
The Blue Jackets have given the Flames fits since joining the NHL in 2000-01. Calgary has a 9-10-0-1 mark all-time and only won three of 10 encounters in Ohio.
FLAMES -- Matthew Lombardi has nine points (3-6-9) in eight games.
BLUE JACKETS -- Fredrik Modin has two goals and a helper in the last three games.
FLAMES -- Alex Tanguay has only one goal in eight outings and two on the season.
BLUE JACKETS -- Rick Nash has gone seven games without a goal. His longest NHL drought was eight games in February 2004.
POWERPLAY -- Calgary 12.3% (11-65, 23rd); Columbus 15.5% (10-71, 19th).
PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 81.4% (22nd); Columbus 81.5% (21st).
Calgary reunited Dion Phaneuf and Roman Hamrlik in yesterday's practice, placing Rhett Warrener with Robyn Regehr and Andrei Zyuzin with Andrew Ference.