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January 9, 2018 – Calgary Flames @ Minnesota Wild

Current Record: 21-16-4


Current Record: 22-17-3

Watch the game at 6:00 pm on Sportsnet West or listen on the radio on Sportsnet 960.

After a two-day break, the Calgary Flames are back in action tonight as they seek their first win of the season against the Minnesota Wild tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul! It’ll be somewhat of an early game — it’ll start at 6:00 on Sportsnet West.

The Flames are on a roll, having won three straight games against three pretty good teams: L.A., Anaheim, and Chicago. The top line looks to be getting back in sync as well, which should help the team after an inconsistent December.

Alex Stalock will get the start for Minnesota, which is notable since he has beaten the Flames twice already this season. Mike Smith will start for the Flames.

Projected Flames Lines


Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk Mikael Backlund Troy Brouwer
Sam Bennett Mark Jankowski Garnet Hathaway
Curtis Lazar Matt Stajan Andrew Mangiapane


Mark Giordano Dougie Hamilton
T.J. Brodie Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak Michael Stone

Starting Goalie: Mike Smith

(Including Injured Players)

  • Kris Versteeg
  • Marek Hrivik
  • Michael Frolik
  • Jaromir Jagr
  • Matt Bartkowski