Calgary takes losing streak into game against Boston

Calgary Flames (5-4-2, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Boston Bruins (11-2-0, first in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Calgary Flames, on a six-game losing streak, play the Boston Bruins.

Boston has a 7-0-0 record at home and an 11-2-0 record overall. The Bruins have committed 57 total penalties (4.4 per game) to rank ninth in NHL play.

Calgary is 5-4-2 overall and 1-1-1 on the road. The Flames have gone 1-4-2 in games they serve more penalty minutes than their opponents.

The teams meet Thursday for the third time this season. The Bruins won the previous matchup 4-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patrice Bergeron has five goals and six assists for the Bruins. David Pastrnak has six goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.

Mikael Backlund has scored five goals with one assist for the Flames. Nazem Kadri has six goals and three assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 8-2-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Flames: 3-5-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, 4.5 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Bruins: Charlie McAvoy: out (shoulder), Jeremy Swayman: out (undisclosed), Derek Forbort: out (upper-body), Matthew Filipe: out (undisclosed).

Flames: Michael Stone: out (undisclosed), Oliver Kylington: out (undisclosed), Christopher Tanev: day to day (undisclosed).


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