The atmosphere this time around will be a more familiar environment for both teams. The last time the Canadiens visited Calgary was during the Heritage Classic last February, amidst -20 temperatures.
The Flames are three points back of the San Jose Sharks for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, and have gone 3-3-4 in their last 10 games.
Mike Cammalleri won't get a chance to face his former team however. The Flames center (yes, he's playing center now) is listed with an upper body injury.
Cammalleri's injury is in addition to the Flames' already hurting roster, who had recently thought to be turning the page on injuries with Curtis Glencross and David Moss returning to the lineup. Forwards Blake Comeau, Lance Bouma, Mikael Backlund, Blair Jones and Lee Stempniak, as well as defenseman Chris Butler, are among the injured list in Calgary.
Miikka Kiprusoff blanked the Habs at the Heritage Classic, and allowed just a single goal against Montreal in their only other meeting this season.
Andreas Engqvist was called back up from the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday, indicating that Aaron Palushaj and/or Scott Gomez will not be ready for tonight's game. Raphael Diaz remains out with an injury.
MONTREAL CANADIENS PROJECTED LINEUP
CALGARY FLAMES PROJECTED LINEUP
Curtis Glencross - Matt Stajan - David Moss
Guillaume Desbiens - Krys Kolanos - Greg Nemisz
Cory Sarich - T.J. Brodie
Miikka Kiprusoff - Leland Irving
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