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Calgary's projected lines, pairings and starting goalie in Montreal

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

MONTREAL - David Rittich will get the start this evening when the Flames face off against the Habs at the Bell Centre.

The Czech netminder's last start came on Jan. 5 - his 100th NHL appearance - in a 5-4 shootout win over the Minnesota. He made 30 saves in that comeback victory, giving him an 18-10-5 record with a 2.81 GAA and a .911 save percentage this season.

Rittich was in net against the Habs when they visited the Scotiabank Saddledome last month, making 39 saves in a 4-3 overtime setback.

Check out the full projected lineup in Montreal:


Matthew Tkachuk - Elias Lindholm - Andrew Mangiapane

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Mikael Backlund

Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube

Zac Rinaldo - Tobias Rieder - Sam Bennett


Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic

Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson


David Rittich

Game time is set for 5:00 p.m. MT with Sportsnet West carrying the television broadcast. Following tonight's game, the Flames will head to Toronto to take on the Leafs on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. MT. They will close out their road trip in Ottawa on Saturday, facing off against the Senators at 2:00 p.m. MT.

The Flames' next home game will be on Jan. 28, following their bye week and the NHL All-Star break, when they host the St. Louis Blues. Limited tickets are available HERE.

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