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Preview: Flames vs. Penguins

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

PENGUINS (9-4-0) at FLAMES (4-9-1)


Season series: The Pittsburgh Penguins swept two games from the Calgary Flames in 2014-15. Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury allowed one goal in the two games and had a 21-save shutout in a 4-0 victory at Scotiabank Saddledome on Feb. 6.

Penguins team scope: Fleury is expected to be back in goal after Jeff Zatkoff made 27 saves in a 2-1 win at the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, the Penguins' sixth consecutive victory. Fleury has won his past four starts, allowing four goals. Pittsburgh is 9-1-0 after losing its first three games. The Penguins will again be without forward Pascal Dupuis, who was taken to a hospital before the game in Edmonton with symptoms that may or may not be related to his blood clot history. "Tests came back negative," coach Mike Johnston said. “"He will be re-evaluated in Pittsburgh. We want to make sure, so he won't play [Saturday] night."" Dupuis was able to return to the arena and was in the dressing room after the game.

Flames team scope: Calgary will try to build off its best defensive effort of the season, a 2-1 overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. "At some point you've got to string them together," captain Mark Giordano told the Flames website Friday. "It's another great team who's been playing really well themselves and really well defensively. It'll be a challenge. I think we've got to play another simple game and try to keep those goals-against down." With Jonas Hiller still sidelined with a lower-body injury, Karri Ramo, who made 26 saves in the win against the Flyers, is likely to make his fourth consecutive start.

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