The Nashville Predators were on the rough side of a semi-lopsided 7-4 loss to the Vancouver Canucks last night, and will be looking to regain their form tonight in Calgary. The Flames lost three of four games to the Preds in 2011-12, and were out-scored 9-5 in the process. Both games in Calgary ended in shutouts, with the Flames winning 1-0 in one and Nashville taking the other contest by a score of 2-0.

The Predators that we saw last night were not exactly stingy on defence, however, and given that they're playing on back-to-back nights, that may very well be the case again tonight at the 'Dome. Pekka Rinne was pulled in favour of Chris Mason just over five minutes into the second period in last night's game against the Canucks, but it sounds like he will be back in goal tonight to face off against his Finnish countryman Miikka Kiprusoff, who put on quite the show against the Red Wings, making 36 saves in a game where the Flames were mostly outplayed.

For the Flames, the frustrating trend of out-playing one team and not getting the results they wanted and then being thoroughly outplayed only to have the bounces go their way continues. They were the better team in the third period of Monday's 3-1 loss against the Kings but couldn't find the tying goal to force OT, then it seemed everything was going in for them against the Wings when they only had 11 shots on goal after two periods of play.