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Gameday Report: Lundmark to make debut

by Sue Palanki / Calgary Flames
FLAMES LEADING SCORERS

Regular Season
Player
GP
G
A
P
Iginla 30 14 19 33
Cammalleri 29 10 13 23
Phaneuf 30 3 20 23

Record: 16-11-3
Season Series: 2-0-0
Last Five: 2-1-2

vs.
Record: 12-14-3
Season Series: 0-2-0
Last Five: 2-3-0
 BLUES LEADING SCORERS

Regular Season
Player
GP
G
A
P
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.


PLAYERS TO WATCH

For the Flames…

Bourque

Despite Friday's loss against the Panthers, Rene Bourque was a positive note for the Flames as he scored two goals and participated in the first shootout of the season. He now has ten goals and six assists in 30 games with the Flames—tied with what he tallied last season as a Chicago Blackhawk.

For the Blues...

Berglund

Patrik Berglund is having a good rookie season in the NHL. The Swede native has four goals and five assists in the last nine games and ranks third in overall scoring for the team. He recorded a goal and assist at the last Flames-Blues matchup on December 5.


NOTEWORTHY

With Curtis Glencross sidelined on this road trip, Jamie Lundmark will be helping out with some of the offensive duties. Lundmark leads Quad City with 23 assists and 30 points and was recalled by the Flames on Monday.

This is the last road trip for the Flames in 2008. They face the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday before heading home and hosting the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

The Blues are sixth in the power play compared to the Flames 11th ranking. The Flames are fifth in PK while the Blues are 16th.

Calgary has 35 points and is second,  two points behind the Vancouver Canucks in the Northwest Division. They fell to sixth place in the Western Conference after Friday's loss to the Panthers and a so-so road trip where they won two and lost two.

FLAMES MILESTONES

Todd Bertuzzi needs three power play goals for 100
Daymond Langkow needs two games for 900
Jarome Iginla needs five points for 800
Miikka Kiprusoff needs eight wins to take over second place on the Flames all-time wins list
Jarome Iginla needs 10 games for 900
Jarome Iginla needs 12 goals for 400

THE ROSTER

F Curtis Glencross (lower body) and  F Wayne Primeau (foot) are day-to-day. D Rhett Warrener (shoulder); D James Vandermeer (leg), and F Brandon Prust (fractured jaw) are on the IR list.

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