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Calgary 0-2-1 after winning seven in row; Seguin eyes point in sixth straight game

by Josh Clark / Independent Correspondent

FLAMES (18-14-5) at STARS (20-13-4)



The Game

Tyler Seguin will try to stretch his point streak to a season-high six games when the Dallas Stars play the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on Sunday.

Seguin has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his past five games, including at least one goal in each of his past three. He leads Dallas with 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 37 games.

The Stars are 5-2-1 in eight games after a four-game winless streak (0-3-1). They're 19-6-3 in 28 games after a 1-7-1 start.

The Flames are 0-2-1 after winning seven in a row. They have allowed four goals in each of their past three games.


Players to watch

Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has six points (four goals, two assists) in his past five games.

Stars goalie Ben Bishop is 9-3-2 with a 2.16 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in his past 15 games.


They said it

"I've liked our energy a lot. I like the way that the guys are making the decision easier now that if you don't have something in front of you, you put it in behind you and go to work. You allow your legs to get in and then you can establish some momentum with your forecheck. But the energy, probably more than anything, has allowed us to have really solid starts." -- Flames coach Geoff Ward

"I'm not a believer in 'lessons learned.' We're men and we're professionals. This league is all about harsh reminders. If you're not ready to compete and the other team is, there isn't a team in this league that can't beat you and make you look bad. That's a harsh reminder. We talked enough about it the other night and that's why we're moving on." -- Stars coach Rick Bowness


Flames projected lineup

Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Mikael Backlund

Matthew Tkachuk -- Elias Lindholm -- Andrew Mangiapane

Milan Lucic -- Derek Ryan -- Sam Bennett

Zac Rinaldo -- Mark Jankowski -- Tobias Rieder

Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic

Mark Stone -- Rasmus Andersson

David Rittich

Cam Talbot

Scratched: Dillon Dube, Oliver Kylington, Michael Frolik

Injured: None


Stars projected lineup

Roope Hintz -- Joe Pavelski -- Tyler Seguin

Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau

Jamie Benn -- Jason Dickinson -- Corey Perry

Denis Gurianov -- Justin Dowling -- Mattias Janmark

Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg

Jamie Oleksiak -- Miro Heiskanen

Andrej Sekera -- Roman Polak

Ben Bishop

Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Taylor Fedun

Injured: Alexander Radulov (lower body), Stephen Johns (post-traumatic headaches)


Status report

Dube will be a healthy scratch after playing 15 straight games. … Radulov is day to day.


Stat pack

Janmark is one point from 100 in the NHL. … Faksa has five points (one goal, four assists) in a five-game point streak against Calgary. … The Stars are 14-4-3 in their past 21 games against the Flames.

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