Predators continue homestand vs Flames
by Jackson Walsh
The Nashville Predators will welcome the Calgary Flames to Bridgestone Arena Thursday night in what is the two teams third meeting of the season. The two teams have split their previous meeting in the 17-18 campaign, Calgary winning in Nashville on October 24, 3-2 in a shootout and Nashville winning 2-0 in Calgary on December 16.
The Flames are yet another playoff bound team that the Preds will face, being in the third spot in the Pacific Division, but the do have the Kings and Ducks nipping at their heels and only one point behind them. Coming off a 5-2 loss to the Bruins Wednesday, the Flames look to have a spunk to their play as they enter the explosive TireBarn for an early weekend smackdown.
Said Flames defenseman Brett Kulak “We need to bring attitude – we’ve been bringing that every game. We like the way we’ve been playing. A couple of mistakes we want to clean up but, for the most part, stay the same. We understand they are a quick team, they move the puck fast and they have a lot of skill and a lot of offense. We’ve been really good at shutting teams like that down.”
This will be the last time the boys from Music City meet the boys from Calgary, and just like the Blues, it’s another game with playoff implications with two very similarly built teams. The Predators have already “fanned the Flames” for the game coming off the heels of an exhilaring overtime comeback win on Tuesday night that ranks as one of the franchises best.
Stay tuned, folks. It’ll be a good one.
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