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Calgary's projected lines, defence pairings and starting goalie for tonight's game

by staff @NHLFlames /

The Flames will make two line-up changes for tonight's tilt against the visiting Blackhawks.

Mark Jankowski and Brett Kulak are out, while Andrew Mangiapane and Matt Bartkowski will draw in.

Coach Glen Gulutzan thinks the night off could benefit Jankowski.

"I thought he got off to a great start and he's a good player, but lately his game hasn't been up to standard for me and it's good when you have a young guy who's trying to get his footing in the league and stay a long-time NHL player, sometimes it's good for them to sit back and watch and he's going to do that tonight," said Gulutzan after the team's morning skate Saturday.

As for the change on the blueline, Gulutzan said that decision was made to provide a spark.

"I thought Brett has played some real good hockey," said Gulutzan. "At times, I've thought about this decision before but this decision for him is based upon: we haven't won many games here. So we thought we'd shake up our lineup a little bit and give everybody a little bit of a jarr and sometimes guys get caught up in that, some guys need to factor in and give us some energy so that's kind of the decision behind that."


Johnny Gaudreau  - Sean Monahan  - Micheal Ferland 

Matthew Tkachuk  - Mikael Backlund  - Micheal Frolik

Andrew Mangiapane - Sam Bennett  - Troy Brouwer

Curtis LazarMatt Stajan  - Garnet Hathaway


Mark Giordano  - Dougie Hamilton 

TJ Brodie  - Travis Hamonic 

Matt Bartkowski - Michael Stone 


Mike Smith 

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