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Preview - Flames vs. Blues

The Flames host the St. Louis Blues on Saturday at 8:00 PM MT

by Torie Peterson @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

BLUES (3-1-1) VS. FLAMES (1-3-1)

BROADCAST: 8:00 PM MT; Sportsnet One, Sportsnet 360 (TV), Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio)

SEASON SERIES: The Flames and Blues will square off twice this season, with both games coming over a four-day stretch. Saturday's contest will be the first game in the set and Tuesday's tilt in St. Louis will close out the season series. In 2015-16, the two clubs met three times with the Flames holding a 1-2-0 record. Michael Frolik led all skaters with three goals and five points in three skates. Sean Monahan (three goals, one assist), Colton Parayko (three goals, one assist), Mark Giordano (two goals, two assists), Troy Brouwer (one goal, three assists), Vladimir Tarasenko (one goal, three assists) and Johnny Gaudreau (four assists) all had four points in last year's series.

BLUES' TEAM SCOPE: Early in the year, St. Louis is leading the Central Division with a 3-1-1 record and seven points. Tarasenko (four goals, two assists) and Paul Stastny (two goals, four assists) lead the team in scoring with six points each. Starting goaltender Jake Allen has appeared in four games this season, holding a 2-1-1 record with a 1.99 GAA and a .909 save percentage. St. Louis is coming off a 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, with Nail Yakupov scoring the Blues' lone goal in the setback. The Blues have a 1-1-1 record on the road this season.

FLAMES' TEAM SCOPE: The Flames are looking to regroup after a 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday. Calgary failed to convert on their six power plays against the Hurricanes -- an area of their game head coach Glen Gulutzan singled out in his post-game media address. "It took a lot of life out of us," he said. "A couple of times our power play had chances to bail us out, especially late ones, and didn't get anything. So it took a lot of life out of us." Prior to Thursday's loss, the Flames had picked up three points in two games with a shootout setback in Vancouver on Oct. 15 and a 4-3 overtime win against Buffalo on Oct. 18.

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