FLAMES (32-26-4) at HURRICANES (25-24-8)
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Flames team scope
The Calgary Flames will try to extend their five-game point streak (4-0-1) when they conclude a five-game road trip at PNC Arena on Sunday. Calgary, which is 7-2-1 this month, holds the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. "Guys are playing hard because they know what's at stake right now," forward Troy Brouwer told the Calgary Sun. "We're trying to put ourselves in a good spot to be in the playoffs, and wins now are obviously going to help. I think in these big games, you're seeing the best out of our team right now."
Hurricanes team scope
Goaltender Eddie Lack will start for the Carolina Hurricanes following a 34-save performance in a 3-0 win against the Ottawa Senators on Friday. It was Lack's second start since Nov. 10 since recovering from a concussion. "He gets a shutout, gets a win," coach Bill Peters said after practice Saturday. "He hasn't played a lot. He deserves to go back." Lack's other win this season came against the Flames, a 4-2 victory on Oct. 20. Carolina will be without left wing Brock McGinn, who sustained an undisclosed injury against the Senators and did not practice Saturday. "I don't think it will be anything long-term, but we will be smart about it," Peters said.
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Kris Versteeg -- Sam Bennett -- Troy Brouwer
Lance Bouma -- Matt Stajan -- Alex Chiasson
Mark Giordano -- Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie -- Michael Stone
Matt Bartkowski -- Deryk Engelland
Scratched: Dennis Wideman, Jyrki Jokipakka, Freddie Hamilton
Hurricanes projected lineup
Sebastian Aho - Victor Rask - Elias Lindholm
Teuvo Teravainen - Jordan Staal - Phil Di Giuseppe
Jeff Skinner - Derek Ryan - Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom - Jay McClement - Viktor Stalberg
Jaccob Slavin - Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin - Brett Pesce
Klas Dahlbeck - Ryan Murphy
Scratched: Matt Tennyson
Injured: Brock McGinn (undisclosed)
Calgary did not practice Saturday after traveling from Florida after the game Friday. … Derek Ryan, who has gone 13 games without a point, will take McGinn's spot in the lineup.
Gaudreau has 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) in the past 11 games. ... Tkachuk has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in the past eight games. ... Backlund has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in the past nine games.