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Projected lineups for Flames, Avalanche

Saturday, 11.12.2011 / 2:40 PM

By Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

These are the projected lineups for Saturday night when the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche square off at Pepsi Center:

FLAMES

Alex TanguayMikael BacklundJarome Iginla
Curtis GlencrossOlli JokinenRene Bourque
Paul ByronRoman HorakLee Stempniak
Tom KostopoulosDavid MossTim Jackman

Jay BouwmeesterChris Butler
Scott Hannan – Mark Girodano
Derek Smith – T.J. Brodie

Miikka Kiprusoff is expected to start in goal with Henrik Karlsson as the backup.

AVALANCHE

Joakim LindstromPaul StastnyMilan Hejduk
TJ GaliardiMatt DucheneDavid Jones
Gabriel Landeskog – Ryan O’Reilly – Daniel Winnik
Cody McLeodKevin Porter/Jay McClementChuck Kobasew

Kyle Quincey – Shane O’Brien
Ryan WilsonErik Johnson
Jan Hejda – Ryan O’Byrne

Semyon Varlamov will start in goal with Jean-Sebastien Giguere as the backup.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery