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Calgary hosts Vegas after Tkachuk’s 3-goal game

April 13, 2022 GMT

Vegas Golden Knights (40-29-5, fourth in the Pacific) vs. Calgary Flames (45-19-9, first in the Pacific)

Calgary, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Calgary hosts the Vegas Golden Knights after Matthew Tkachuk scored three goals in the Flames’ 5-3 victory over the Kraken.

The Flames are 15-7-2 against the rest of their division. Calgary is second in the Western Conference with 35.7 shots per game and is averaging 3.5 goals.

The Golden Knights are 15-6-2 against opponents from the Pacific. Vegas ranks seventh in the Western Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Jonathan Marchessault with 28.

Calgary beat Vegas 6-0 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 9. Andrew Mangiapane scored two goals for the Flames in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames with a plus-56 in 73 games this season. Noah Hanifin has 11 assists over the last 10 games for Calgary.

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Marchessault leads the Golden Knights with 28 goals and has 60 points. Jack Eichel has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Vegas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 7-2-1, averaging four goals, 6.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.

Golden Knights: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.3 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.

INJURIES: Flames: Calle Jarnkrok: day to day (illness), Oliver Kylington: out (upper body), Erik Gudbranson: day to day (undisclosed).

Golden Knights: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.