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Calgary's projected forward lines, D pairs and starting goaltender

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick /

NASHVILLE - It's like déjà vu all over again.

Mark Giordano is once again a game-time decision as the Flames look to stay perfect on the road trip with a stop in the Music City to face the surging Predators.

The captain has missed the past nine games with a hamstring injury, but skated alongside his longtime partner, TJ Brodie, at the morning skate, and was a fixture on the second powerplay unit.

In goal, David Rittich will get the start and set a new career high with his 46th appearance of the season. The 27-year-old is coming off a tidy, 26-save effort on Tuesday in Boston, and is looking to improve on his 24-15-5 record, a .908 save percentage and a 2.89 goals-against average.

Here are the forward lines and D pairs used at the morning skate:



Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Andrew Mangiapane - Mikael Backlund - Matthew Tkachuk
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube
Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Tobias Rieder



Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Rasmus Andersson
Derek Forbort - Erik Gustafsson



David Rittich

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