Seven down, one to go.
The Flames hit the ice on Friday afternoon, preparing for their final pre-season game against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.
With only a single game left on the docket, the Flames are expected to run with a lineup as close to their 2019-20 regular season roster as you'll see in exhibition play.
"It's not our NHL team opening night, don't run with that for sure," head coach Bill Peters said. "But it's going to be real close."
Video: "I think there's battles for sure"
Matthew Tkachuk, who signed a three-year contract on Wednesday, has been on the ice the past two days and will make his pre-season debut on Saturday. He has been skating with his usual linemates, Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik, since re-signing.
Derek Ryan, who played last night in San Jose, did not participate in practice and his availability for tomorrow's game has yet to be determined.
"He was a little bit under the weather early in the week and kind of reoccured in San Jose," Peters explained. "We'll see if he's available (tomorrow). We'll listen to Kent (Kobelka), see if we should play him, if that's the prudent thing to do.
"That will dictate what we do down the middle tomorrow."
Check out the lines and pairings utilized through Friday's skate:
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett - Alan Quine - Milan Lucic
Andrew Mangiapane - Mark Jankowski - Austin Czarnik
Zac Rinaldo - Tobias Rieder - Devante Smith-Pelly
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson
Andrew MacDonald - Michael Stone
Saturday's game against the Oilers starts at 7:00 p.m. MT (click here for tickets) and will be streamed live on CalgaryFlames.com, the Flames' app, and the Flames' Facebook page. Regional broadcast restrictions apply.