FLAMES LEADING SCORERS
|Player || |
|Iginla ||30 ||14 ||19 ||33 |
|Cammalleri ||29 ||10 ||13 ||23 |
|Phaneuf ||30 ||3 ||20 ||23 || |
Season Series: 2-0-0
Last Five: 2-1-2
|vs. || |
Season Series: 0-2-0
Last Five: 2-3-0
BLUES LEADING SCORERS
|Player || |
|Boyes ||29 ||15 ||13 ||28 |
|Tkachuk ||29 ||12 ||8 ||20 |
|Berglund ||24 ||9 ||10 ||19 |
Flames @ Blues
6:30 p.m. MT
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
Sportsnet West and The Fan 960
The Flames and Blues are meeting in St. Louis for the second time this month at the Scottrade Centre.
The Flames have won four in a row and 11 out of 12 previous meetings with the Blues
The Blues are returning home from a California trip where they lost all three games against Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose. The Blues' roster is still missing key players including Paul Kariya, Andy MacDonald, T.J. Oshie, D.J. King, Manny Legace, and Erik Johnson. Eric Brewer should be returning to the lineup tonight after missing Saturday's game with an upper body injury.
Coach Mike Keenan will be juggling with all four-line combinations as the Flames roster is unintentionally trimmed by injuries with Brandon Prust, Jim Vandermeer, Wayne Primeau, Rhett Warrener, and most recently Curtis Glencross, all sidelined. As a result, Jamie Lundmark was called up from the Quad City Flames on Monday.
He skated in the morning on the second line with Todd Bertuzzi and Daymond Langkow. That meant that David Moss moved to the third line with Matthew Lombardi and Rene Bourque.
Miikka Kiprusoff has won his last ten starts against the Blues and has a 2.08 GAA against them. Blues backup goaltender Chris Mason will most likely start for the Blues tonight.
"It's a great challenge for me," said Lundmark. "I just have to keep things simple, put pucks to the net and play hard."
The Blues have lost three straight so the Flames are expecting to face a somewhat angry, definitely hungry bunch. "You know they are going to be competitive. They have lost three in a row. Everybody is fighting for a playoff spot and they are one of those teams," said head coach Mike Keenan.