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Evgeni Nabokov in goal, Brian Rolston back in vs. Flames tonight

Nabokov makes his fourth straight start despite losing the last three, with Anders Nilsson backing up again.

Rolston is back in after missing five games with a concussion, and Micheal Haley (hand) will be out. The lines will start the same as they were in practice yesterday -- Moulson-Tavares-Okposo, Martin-Bailey-Grabner, Rolston-Nielsen-Parenteau and Wallace-Reasoner-Niederreiter.

The Flames have won four straight to get into the West playoff chase, though this is the third stop on a six-game road trip forced by the World Junior tournament in Calgary and Edmonton. They've only scored 10 goals in the four wins, so they're learning to play and win the way Jack Capuano wants his squad to do.

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