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Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames

Thursday, 01.22.2004 / 7:00 PM

Associated Press

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Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames
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GAME: Nashville Predators (23-16-6-2) at Calgary Flames (23-16-4-3).

TIME: Thursday, 9 p.m. EST.

The Nashville Predators look to take some of their home success with them on the road as they try to tie their franchise-record unbeaten streak in a matchup with the Calgary Flames.

The Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Monday to go unbeaten in regulation for a 12th straight home game, and extend their overall undefeated streak to seven.

Nashville went unbeaten in a team-record eight straight games from Dec. 18, 1999-Jan. 1, 2000.

On Monday, Tomas Vokoun stopped 26 shots and Vladimir Orszagh and Martin Erat scored goals as the Predators improved to 5-0-2 in their last seven contests.

"You never get sick of it," Predators forward Andreas Johansson said. "It's a great feeling, and we've just got to keep rolling."

Nashville now hits the road for a four-game trip where it will face Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Columbus. The Predators are 19-8-5-2 in their last 34 games, and are in sixth place in the Western Conference.

"I don't think you can pack it in your bag and take it on the road. But you've got to remember what made you successful at home and try to duplicate that on the road," said Nashville coach Barry Trotz, who failed to lead the Predators to the playoffs in their first five seasons.

The Predators will be looking to extend their streak in a place they haven't had much success. They are 0-1-2 in their last three games in Calgary, and have won just twice in 10 visits to Pengrowth Saddledome.

The Flames, however, come into this contest with only one win in their last five games.

Calgary lost 4-1 on the road to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, and now trails Nashville by one point in the conference standings.

The Flames fell behind 3-0 after the first period, prompting coach Darryl Sutter to question his team's defensive play.

"The goals they scored in the first period were all soft goals," Sutter said. "(Andrew) Ference gets beat cleanly one-on-one. ... Ference has been a borderline competitor for us for a number of games."

2003-2004 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 20 '04NSH 3 at CGY 1M. Erat
Mar 13 '04CGY 4 at NSH 4 - OTJ. Iginla
Jan 22 '04NSH 0 at CGY 4M. Lombardi
Nov 13 '03CGY 1 at NSH 4V. Orszagh
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