Canucks take on the Flames after Zadorov's 2-goal showing

Calgary Flames (33-30-5, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (44-18-8, first in the Pacific Division)

Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks host the Calgary Flames after Nikita Zadorov's two-goal game against the Montreal Canadiens in the Canucks' 4-1 win.

Vancouver has gone 44-18-8 overall with a 12-6-0 record in Pacific Division games. The Canucks are 24-7-1 in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.

Calgary has a 9-7-1 record in Pacific Division games and a 33-30-5 record overall. The Flames have a 30-8-3 record when scoring at least three goals.

Saturday's game is the third time these teams square off this season. The Canucks won the last meeting 4-3. Zadorov scored two goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Elias Pettersson has 33 goals and 50 assists for the Canucks. Conor Garland has four goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

Blake Coleman has 28 goals and 23 assists for the Flames. Yegor Sharangovich has eight goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 6-2-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

Flames: 5-5-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canucks: Dakota Joshua: out (hand), Thatcher Demko: out (undisclosed), Tucker Poolman: out (head).

Flames: Connor Zary: day to day (upper body), Dan Vladar: out for season (hip).


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