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Game #44 – Flames vs. Hawks: Lineups & How They Were Built

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Notes: Cam Talbot gets the start tonight, as the Flames try and find a little consistency in net. Rittich hasn’t been very good of late…Giordano had six shots on goal in their last outing against Minny…Hamonic also had four, which might give some indication on how tough of a time they’re having getting good chances in close…Lindholm is back at center tonight to start with Backlund moving to top line wing, but this is something they’ve been yo-yoing of late…no Michael Frolik, as he was traded to Buffalo in the interim. So sad for Fro, no one deserves that fate…

Notes: Nylander gets back in tonight at the expense of Highmore, which…fine…Crawford gets his second-straight start as Lehner isn’t quite over whatever felled him in Vancouver. Crow hasn’t had two straight starts since the beginning of November, and one wonders what they might do if he plays well again tonight. There are enough games to get both in but Crow probably could use a run of games to find his form again. But do the Hawks want to give it to him?…Gilbert took a shot off his ankle and left the morning skate early, but there wasn’t any word if he’ll make the bell tonight or be replaced by Fetch…

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