Scouting the Flames

This is the third of four meetings this season between the Kings and the Calgary Flames, and follows the Kings’ 4-1 victory in Calgary on Jan. 14 and the Flames’ 2-1 shootout victory in Los Angeles on Jan. 19. This is a battle for a playoff spot. If the Flames win in regulation, they will move ahead of the Kings and into eighth place in the Western Conference. Calgary has a 4-0-3 record in February, even though the Flames have been without a small platoon of injured players, including Mikael Backlund, Curtis Glencross, Lee Stempniak and Derek Smith. Not surprisingly, the Flames have been winning because they haven’t been giving up a lot of goals. The Flames have allowed a total of only 12 regulation goals in their last seven games. Calgary is also 3-0-4 in its last seven road games. A reminder that tonight’s game is a 7 p.m. start, although that will be delayed a bit by the Charlie Simmer pregame ceremony. For the latest on the Flames, check out the coverage from the Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun, followed by tonight’s probable lineups for the Kings and the Flames…

Calgary Herald’s Flames coverage

Calgary Sun’s Flames coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Jordan Nolan
Kyle Clifford-Andrei Loktionov-Trevor Lewis
Dustin Penner-Colin Fraser-Brad Richardson

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Jack Johnson
Davis Drewiske-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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FLAMES LINEUP
Alex Tanguay-Olli Jokinen-Jarome Iginla
Tom Kostopoulos-Michael Cammalleri-Blake Comeau
Lance Bouma-Roman Horak-Krys Kolanos
Paul Byron-Matt Stajan-Tim Jackman

Chris Butler-Jay Bouwmeester
Scott Hannan-Mark Giordano
Cory Sarich-T.J. Brodie

Miikka Kiprusoff
Leland Irving

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