Coach John Tortorella spoke about the bump in confidence that his players received after the third period rally in Vancouver, and opted for the same lineup. So Martin Biron is the backup, and Brendan Bell, Mike Sauer and Wojtek Wolski are the scratches. For the Flames, 6-foot-6 Henrik Karlsson is in the cage.
Tim Erixon, who was drafted by Calgary and didn't want to play here, was mobbed by local media, and the soft-spoken Swede admitted that "there were some issues" but didn't provide any details. He'll surely be booed by the fans tonight, and Brandon Prust's advice was "block it out." As he was walking out of the room, Erixon told me "I'll be fine."
Prust also said it would take a shift or two to adjust being a visitor here after being traded in 2009.
More in a few from Brad Richards, who was wooed by the Flames, Prust and Torts