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by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

On Jan. 18, the Flames and Canucks started their respective fourth lines and within seconds of the game starting, 142 penalty minutes were dished out thanks to a line brawl that featured all 10 skaters dropping the gloves.

So, the big question heading into tonight's tilt is just who is head coach Bob Hartley going to start against the Canucks.

"I don't know yet. I'll check it," he grinned. "I always sit with Jacques [Cloutier] and Marty [Gelinas] so we'll see. And the opening lineup ... what's the difference between the opening lineup and the second line. What's the big difference?

"I think I've tried over the past 15 or 20 games to share it between the four lines. Guys are working hard. Guys are having fun. We're a tight group so we're trying to share responsibilities and guys are answering well. I think they like it."

The Flames face off against the Canucks at 8:00 PM MST.

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