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Preview: Flames @ Devils

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

FLAMES (20-20-3) at DEVILS (22-19-5)

TV: SNF, MSG+ (5:00 PM MT)

Season series: David Jones and Matt Stajan each had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 17, 2015. Flames goalie Karri Ramo made 18 saves.

Flames team scope: Goaltender Jonas Hiller will make his third straight start. Calgary plays the second of a five-game road trip after a 2-1 shootout loss against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. "I think we've played some good hockey. We've got to find a way to get wins," Flames captain Mark Giordano told the Flames website. "That's the bottom line on this trip. We've said it at different points of our season, but this is a crucial part to getting in or not this year is if we can pile up some wins on this trip. Everyone's getting points every night. It's right there for us if we win our games." Forward Jiri Hudler, who missed one game with a lower-body injury, practiced Sunday and is questionable. Coach Bob Hartley wasn't sure if forward Joe Colborne would be in the lineup after being a healthy scratch the past two games, CalgarySun.com reported.

Devils team scope: Left wing Mike Cammalleri hopes to return to the lineup after missing the past eight games with a hand injury sustained Dec. 30. "I've been skating (while out of the lineup) in New Jersey," Cammalleri said. "I felt good after practice (on Monday) and I feel like I could go into the lineup, but we'll see." Defenceman Jon Merrill will not play because of an upper-body injury. Forward Kyle Palmieri, who took a maintenance day on Monday, is expected to be in the lineup. Palmieri limped off the ice after taking a slap shot from Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi off the inside of his right knee late in a 2-0 win against Arizona on Saturday. Forward Jacob Josefson (left foot), who practiced on Monday for the first time since Dec. 29, could also return to the lineup. Goaltender Cory Schneider will start, attempting to win 20 games in back-to-back seasons for the first time in his NHL career.

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