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Flames:

They are on a two-game los­ing streak, beaten by Ana­heim and Los An­ge­les at home, af­ter win­ning 11 in a row at Calgary’s Sad­dle­dome. ... Lead­ing scorer Johnny Gau­dreau had an NHL-lead­ing 12 goals in De­cem­ber. ... The Flames visit the Pepsi Cen­ter for the sec­ond time this sea­son. They lost 6-3 on Nov. 3. ... Calgary has scored just one goal in its last two games, af­ter pro­duc­ing nine in its pre­vi­ous two. ... For­mer Univer­sity of Den­ver for­ward Joe Col­borne is play­ing right wing on a line with cen­ter Mikael Back­lund and Michael Fer­land.

Avalanche:

Se­myon Var­lamov will start in goal Satur­day. ... De­fense­man Tyson Barrie, who missed Thurs­day’s game against Chicago be­cause of flu­like symp­toms, is ques­tion­able. He stayed away from the team Fri­day dur­ing off-ice train­ing. In Barrie’s ab­sence, top-pair­ing D Fran­cois Beau­chemin and Erik John­son logged 28:49 and 27:59 of ice time, re­spec­tively, in the 4-3 over­time loss to the Black­hawks. ... Colorado has scored first in 11 con­sec­u­tive games and fin­ished 9-3-2 in De­cem­ber. ... De­fense­man Nate Guenin played in his 200th NHL game Thurs­day af­ter get­ting late no­tice that he would re­place Barrie.

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