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    Today's a big day! The boys are back after the break, and taking on the reigning Stanley Cup Champions! Hopefully they're all well-rested, and bronze tanned! Of note: - Johnny Hockey named First Star for the month of January! We're proud of our boy, and we're looking for big things in February and beyond! - The Caps will be without Alexander Ovechkin for this contest as he serves a one game suspension (robrob74 knows something about that!) for sitting out of the All-Star Game (robrob74 knows something about that, too!). Mike Smith gets the nod tonight for the Flames: And Braden Holtby for the Caps - for what it's worth, according to my wife, he's the best looking NHL goaltender. Here's a direct copy and paste of the NHL dot com Game Day Preview! FLAMES (33-13-5) at CAPITALS (27-17-6) 7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSWA, SNW, NHL.TV The Game The Washington Capitals will look to end a seven-game losing streak (0-5-2) when they host the Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena on Friday. The Capitals have been outscored 36-18 during the streak, their longest skid since an eight-game losing streak (0-6-2), Dec. 2-18, 2010. They have allowed at least six goals in four of their past five games. Alex Ovechkin will serve a one-game suspension for skipping the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend as the teams resume play after the mandatory five-day break. The Flames are on a three-game winning streak and are 8-0-1 in their past nine games. They have scored at least four goals in six of their past eight games. Players to watch Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in his past 12 games. Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has a goal and six assists in a three-game point streak. They said it "Guys are dialed in now. We had a good (practice) day yesterday and a good skate here this morning, did a little bit of power play, penalty kill, which will be good. We'll get the light bulbs turned back on, so we're looking forward to tonight." -- Flames coach Bill Peters on his team's focus after the break "Obviously there's going to be an offensive element that some other guys in the room are going to have to pick up that slack. And he creates so much momentum with his offensive ability and his ability to draw people to him. We'll definitely miss that out there, but it is an opportunity for guys to step up." -- Capitals forward T.J. Oshie on playing without Ovechkin Flames projected lineup Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm Sam Bennett -- Mark Jankowski -- James Neal Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik Andrew Mangiapane -- Derek Ryan -- Garnet Hathaway Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic Oliver Kylington -- Rasmus Andersson Mike Smith David Rittich Scratched: Austin Czarnik, Dalton Prout, Injured: Michael Stone (blood clot) Capitals projected lineup Chandler Stephenson -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie Jakub Vrana -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Tom Wilson Dmitrij Jaskin -- Lars Eller -- Brett Connolly Andre Burakovsky - Nic Dowd -- Devante Smith-Pelly Dmitry Orlov -- John Carlson Michal Kempny -- Matt Niskanen Brooks Orpik -- Jonas Siegenthaler Braden Holtby Pheonix Copley Scratched: Travis Boyd, Madison Bowey Injured: Christian Djoos (thigh) Suspended: Alex Ovechkin Status report Oshie will take Ovechkin's spot on the left side of the power play with Wilson stepping into Oshie's spot in the slot. Stat pack Monahan has 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in his past 12 games. … Lindholm has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in an eight-game point streak. … Ovechkin's 214 consecutive games played streak, 12th longest among active players, will end. Let us relish! Love.
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    HAPPY FAMILY DAY MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2019 @ 2.00PM MT AT SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME SNW FAN960
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    THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2019 @ 5.00PM MT AT BB&T Center Sunrise FL SNW FAN960 Guys remember it is Valentine's day - buy your lady a beer for the game!!
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    VS Feb. 9th 8pm ROGERS ARENA
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    Moment of silence... It started 6 years ago all the way back in 2013, goodbye Kipper, goodbye Iggy. 3 GMs later, Feaster, Burke(interim) and now Treliving. 3 coaches later, Hartley, Gulutzan and now Peters. It took a bit of Feaster offer sheeting Ryan O'reilly, some DQ for Hartley's playoff berth, a little beer tub on a train to nowhere with Gully and Jaromir Jagr's hair to rebuild this team. With a youthful core now in place and the team currently enjoying its most successful season in 30 years it's safe to affirm this organization has successfully "rebuilt" itself. For me the missing piece appears to have been found in David "BSD" Rittich. We've been plugging and playing this position ever since Kipper peaced out and it looks like BSD is shaping up to be that final key piece. It's been an interesting road, and it's exciting to see this team shape into a contender before our eyes! R.I.P Rebuild 2013-2018
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    VS Feb. 7th 7pm Home at the Dome
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    VS Jan. 22nd 7pm Home at the Dome
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    VS Feb. 20th 7:30pm Home at the Dome
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    ***LINES ARE FROM PRACTICE AND COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
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    VS Feb. 16th 11am PPG PAINTS ARENA
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    Been trying to figure out who it is that Malkin reminds me of... Think I have it...
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    VS Feb. 12th 5:30pm AMALIE ARENA
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    ***LINES ARE FROM PRACTICE AND COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
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    VS Feb. 3rd 12pm PNC ARENA
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    Keep the 1st round pick, we'll be fine without trading it.
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    nope , not a chance . too many factors , he will even out for starters.. and there's a reason why hes been to 2 straight finals . Hes the reason I want a playmaker
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    If I'm shopping , I want a playmaker..that depth Dman , and a backup goalie The backup goalie not only gives you insurance , but a possible resign for next season .. I can totally see Smith retiring .. What I'm NOT doing , is giving up any current roster player with the sole exception of possibly Mangiapane.. I feel he is expendable in the RIGHT deal Kyllington , for where he is at in his development , I see being a future stud offensive Dman .. i'm not giving him up .. anybody else off the roster to me is off limits , due to a huge risk of upsetting the team chemistry .
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    Maybe not the best but that's the most dominant a period the flames have played all season. Only 3 shots against and they got sustained pressure from all their lines. Real impressive stuff.
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    A good read on Bennett as well from George Johnson. Something he has only recently spoke about is his mom had a cancer diagnosis a few years ago that she has since recovered from. https://www.nhl.com/flames/news/my-game-is-growing/c-304931794. Kid has dealt with a ton in his young career already and powered through it. I still don't believe we've seen the best Sam Bennett and he is going to get better. Maybe not top line center anymore, but I still refuse to put a cap on his potential because it's still there.
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    I know that Bennett has been tossed around on this site as trade bait, but I think that would be a very bad move for the Flames in the long run. This year Bennett has changed his game and became a protector, agitator, and a physical force out there. He is on pace to tie his peak points totals and is making a real difference in more games then not. Considering he is only 22 years old I think he will be the type of player that, at 25, will be highly sought after in the league. I like the player he is becoming, and the player I foresee that he will become.
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    Is this your first game? Love.
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    Been one of their best lines lately. I know ryan takes flack and the contract isn't great but that level of skill isn't easy to get on your 4th line and it's something you certainly did not get from stajan.
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    Another excerpt from The Athletic, a rag I whole-heartedly support and promote as the best, and least opinionated, sports journalism around. Soon after the Flames drafted the kid sixth overall in 2016 there came a crash course in the team’s history — at his dad’s insistence. “I honestly knew not much, if anything, about Calgary and he (emphasized that I should) know who played here before, who was on the Stanley Cup team,” he said. “He wanted me to be very interested in the Battle of Alberta. Who were the big rivalry teams? Who was on them back in the day? He thinks it’s important for you to know the former players. He knows from experience that former players come to games, they come to the rink a lot. It’s important to pay your respects.” Added Keith: “Hopefully, he listened to me. A lot of these young kids are video-game freaks and all this stuff, but I think it’s important to know the game and know the people in front of you — what they meant to the organization, what they meant to the game.”
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    And honestly, I don't think Prout has played poorly this season. I honestly don't worry about him playing in a game like this he's been fine.
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    The refs... Are drunk...