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ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:53 AM ET

CALGARY FLAMES (6-2-1-0)

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EDMONTON OILERS (6-2-0-1)

COMING IN

The Oilers are on a roll -- 6-2-0-1 overall and 5-1 in their last six games -- as they arrive in Calgary fresh off a 6-4 comeback win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 6-2-1-0 Flames are 2-0 against Edmonton this season.

INJURIES

EDMONTON: RW Fernando Pisani (back), C Marc Pouliot (pubitis), D Sheldon Souray (concussion), D Steve Staios (concussion), LW Ryan Stone (knee); C Gilbert Brule (flu), RW Mike Comrie (flu, questionable for Calgary).

CALGARY: RW David Moss (upper body, questionable for Edmonton).

NOTABLES

Jarome Iginla, who had just four points entering Calgary's last game, broke out of the slump with a goal and two assists ... The Flames are 2-0 on their current five-game homestand and 4-1 at home this season ... This will be Calgary's 10th game and they've already played Edmonton three times and Vancouver and Columbus twice each ... The Flames are last in the league with an average of 23.6 shots on goal, but were first in goals scored heading into last night's play ... The Oilers were 1-2 in three visits to Calgary last season ... With Brian McGrattan playing for Calgary, Quinn might want to give Steve MacIntyre another look.

WHO TO WATCH

Keep your eye on these two players in tonight's game DUSTIN PENNER, OILERS

Developing chemistry with whoever Pat Quinn lines him up with, Penner is playing the best hockey of his career, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Alex Ovechkin in the NHL scoring race. Shutting him down has become tops on every opponent's to-do list.

DION PHANEUF, FLAMES

The addition of Jay Bouwmeester has enabled Phaneuf to shoot out of the blocks this season. He's already clicked for five goals in nine games and is hitting harder than ever. Edmonton's forwards will need to keep their heads up.


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