The Calgary Flames skated on Monday morning in advance of Tuesday night’s meeting with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The skate produced a bit of lineup news.
Dalton Prout & Austin Czarnik both draw in for the Flames vs CBJ tomorrow. A decision on starting goaltender will be made tonight.
— Ryan Leslie (@ryanleslie73) December 3, 2018
Czarnik was scratched in Sunday’s win against Chicago, his first night off in awhile. Prout has only played one game for the Flames this season, way back on Oct. 6. Based on line rushes tweeted by Sportsnet 960’s Derek Wills, most likely Prout will swap in for Oliver Kylington while Czarnik will replace Ryan Lomberg.
#Flames lines and pairings at practice:
Rittich (in starter’s net)
— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) December 3, 2018
Mike Smith has started each of the Flames’ last three games and won all of them, but that has meant that David Rittich has sat on the bench during that span. It’ll be interesting to see how Bill Peters manages his netminders with both of them seemingly finding their grooves in recent weeks.